South African baritone Luvuyo Mbundu is currently a member of the Opera Studio at the Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Düsseldorf (2019-2021). Luvuyo was awarded the 1st Prize at the Gabriela Benackova's International Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic in 2018.
In the 2020/21 season Luvuyo will his role debut as Silvio Pagliacci and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein; he will also appear as Morales Carmen; Steuermann Tristan und Isolde; the Messenger Aida and as Gregorio Roméo et Juliette.
During his first season in Düsseldorf, Luvuyo made his house debut as 2nd Philistine Samson et Dalilah; he also sang The Imperial Commissioner Madama Butterfly; Gregorio Roméo et Juliette; 2nd Nazarene Salome and Flemish Deputy Don Carlos. Also in the 2019/20 season, Luvuyo appeared in New Year Concerts with the Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra, Gotha.
Luvuyo studied at the University of Cape Town, and for Cape Town Opera he has appeared as Papageno Die Zauberflöte; Publio La Clemenza di Tito and Dr Malatesta Don Pasquale.
Luvuyo was a participant of the Les Azuriales Festival Young Artist Programme in 2017, and he was awarded the 3rd Prize in their Annual International Competition.
Biography not for publication, for an up to date version please contact Oliver Clarke.