Involved in just about every aspect of the organisation, Lize is an inextricable part of Cape Town Opera. She holds an MBA and MMus (cum laude), as well as BA, HED, NDip Opera, LRSM (Voice) and UNISA Teacher’s and Performer’s Licentiates. 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, she spends most of her time involved in the arts, 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.