Goitsemang Lehobye
(She/Her) Goitsemang Lehobye was born in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa and first heard opera performed during a television broadcast. After finishing school she followed her dream by joining the Black Tie Ensemble's “Incubator” Scheme where she began learning the tools of the trade of being an opera singer. She worked her way from chorus to a company member, till she decided to follow her studies to be a well rounded musician.
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Goitsemang Lehobye

Goitsemang won a scholarship to study singing with Hanna van Niekerk and Prof Kamal Khan at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music. Productions include La Boheme, Postcards from Morocco, Don Giovanni and most recently Violetta in the joint UCT/Cape Town Opera production of La Traviata to great acclaim. She was invited as soloist in opera galas featuring Johan Botha and Neil Schicoff. In October 2015 she premiered a new song cycle by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen, conducted by Perry So with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. In December 2015 she was invited to perform in a new opera by David Earl in Cambridge, England. 2016 highlights included touring to Argentina as Serena in the Cape Town Opera production of Porgy and Bess. Goitsemang moved to the USA at the beginning of 2017 to continue her studies at the University of Michigan with Professor Daniel Washington. She appeared in The difficulty of crossing a field by David Lang and Dinner at eight by William Bolcom, Ira Gershwin version of Porgy and Bess, Mary in Highway one, USA and Mimi from La boheme with the University of Michigan. Specific Highlights for 2018, Mahler’s 2nd symphony in Cape Town, First ever tour of the Minnesota Orchestra to South Africa. She has performed with them regularly in works like Beethoven 9th, Dona nobis by Vaughan Williams and Bachianas brasileiras No 5. - Victor Villa Lobos and Osvaldo Golijov’s Three songs for soprano and orchestra.

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