Vuyani Mlinde

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Vuyani Mlinde (19**- ) is a South African opera singer.



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

He played "Sparafucile" in the Black Tie Ensemble's production of Rigoletto in 2001. Neels Hansen offered him a full-time position at the BTE where he extended his training as a singer, whilst building performance experience in concerts.

He played "The Bonze" in Black Tie Ensemble's production of Madame Butterfly (2002)

In 2004 he sang the role of "Colline" in Puccini's opera La Bohème. Shortly after Vuyani received a scholarship to the Opera Queensland Young Artist Programme in Australia, which was followed by a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London.



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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