30 October - 5 november 2023​


Placido Domingo’s Operalia, the world’s foremost opera competition, has chosen Cape Town to celebrate its 30th anniversary, hosted by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Opera and Artscape.

International stars like Pretty Yende and Levy Sekgapane have been catapulted into global careers after winning the Operalia title – see who can be next at Operalia 2023, the first time the competition is being held in Africa.

Five South African singers – Luvo Maranti, Thando Mjandana, Sakhiwe Mkosana, Nombulelo Yende and Cape Town Opera Judith Neilson Young Artist alumna Siphokazi Molteno – have been selected to perform with 29 others in this year’s competition.