Team


Shirley Apthorp
Founder and director

South Africa

Kobie van Rensburg
Head of Opera Incubator

Themba Mzondi
Media Relations

Mimi Makapela
Project coordinator and Translator

Erik Dippenaar
Continuo and coach

Fatima Dike
Writer

Siyabulela Sulelo
Choirmaster

Germany

Robert Lehmeier
Stage director & Librettist

Laura Ellersdorfer
Dramaturg

Tatjana Dachsel
Stage & Production Manager

July Zuma
Project manager

Cathy Milliken
Head of Education & Composer

Markus Zugehör
Vocal coach
 
Austria

Warwick Stengårds
Conductor