Involved in just about every aspect of the organisation, Lize is an inextricable part of Cape Town Opera. She holds an MBA, a BA, an HED, an NDip Opera, UNISA Teacher’s AND Performer’s Licentiates, and her LRSM (Voice). Working as the artistic administrator and coach, her passion for the art form runs deeper than most. This love stems from hearing her mother’s recordings as a young child, then seeing her first live performance at only nine. Having dedicated herself to the craft, there’s hardly a harder-working person to be found, but she does find some spare time to watch ballet and ballroom dancing. When she manages to get outside the theatre, she enjoys tapestry and reading.