As someone who’s very observant, Mthunzi Mbombela has always been drawn to the idea of learning how to direct a production, and with his esteemed performance history, he’d certainly have the skill set to do it. A catalyst moment for his opera career was meeting Simon Estes – the famous African-American Bass-Baritone singer – and he’s since gone on to an illustrious career within the opera industry. Touring the country with Cape Town Opera for SASCE (South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod) and Tenor Soloist at the Port Elizabeth Opera House are his fondest memories to date. He holds a Performer’s Diploma in Opera.