Kaiser Nkosi

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Kaiser Nkosi (19**- ) is a South African bass and opera singer.


He graduated from the University of Cape Town’s College of Music with a Diploma in Opera Performance.


He started his career in Cape Town and later settled in Germany. Nkosi was invited in 2001 to attend master classes in Munich at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He was later offered a position there where he extended his vocal training and is now enjoying a career performing in Europe.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Kaiser Nkosi is one of the founding members of Black Tie Ensemble.

One of his most noticeable performances is the role of "Sarastro" in William Kentridge's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute in Paris, 2004. After the première in Paris, he repeated this role in South Africa.

He played "Raimondo" in Lucia di Lammermoor for Black Tie Ensemble in 2005.



Antoinette Johanna Olivier. 2014. 'Exploring contributions to opera by The Black Tie Ensemble: a historical case study'. Mini-dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master‟s in Music at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University.

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