Maria Grazia Schiavo
Born in Naples, Maria Grazia Schiavo studied with R. Passaro at the Conservatory in Naples, graduating with honours. She won the First Prize both at the Santa Cecilia Competition in Rome and at the International Singing Competition of Clermont-Ferrand. She made her debut on stage with Roberto De Simone, performing the leading role in La Gatta Cenerentola which toured in major theatres in Italy and abroad.
Born in Kroonstad, South Africa, Levy Sekgapane studied under Kamal Khan and Hanna van Niekerk at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town. In 2015 he joined the Young Ensemble at Semperoper Dresden for a year. In his young career, he has already developed two signature roles: Il Conte Almaviva in Il BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, which he sang in a new production at Glyndebourne Opera Festival, at Opéra national de Paris, at German Opera Berlin and Opéra national de Bordeaux. On the other hand Don Ramiro in LA CENERENTOLA, which he performed in productions at Munich State Opera, Hamburg State Opera and Los Angeles Opera.