Khanyiso Gwenxane has been a member of the ensemble at Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen since the 2018/19 season and made his role debut in the title role in Rossini’s Otello in autumn 2021. In May 2022, he will perform at Bayreuth’s Markgräfliches Opernhaus during the International Gluck Festival.
While still a student, the young South African tenor sang Chevalier Belfiore in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims and Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He made his debut at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm in 2016 as Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, followed by his role debut as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the New Generation Festival in Florence in 2017. In 2021/22, he was supposed to return to Semperoper Dresden, but his performances were cancelled due to Covid-19.
From 2016 to 2018, Khanyiso Gwenxane was a member of the Semperoper Young Ensemble, where he performed a wide variety of roles. Since 2018, the tenor has sung in several new productions in Gelsenkirchen: Medoro in Haydn’s Orlando Paladino, Janek in Janáček’s Makropulos Case, Orfeo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Froh in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. In 2018, he made his debut at Staatstheater Braunschweig as Tito in a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito.
Khanyiso Gwenxane has worked with directors such as David Bösch, Jürgen Flimm, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Rahel Thiel, Manuel Schmidt, Michael Schulz, Keith Warner and Matthew Wilde. He has sung under the baton of conductors including Jonathan Darlington, Srba Dinić, Tomaš Netopil, Ivan Repušić and Omer Meir Wellber. As a concert soloist, Khanyiso Gwenxane has sung Beethoven’s Symphony N ° 9, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’s Der Lobgesang, Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Magnificat in C.
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