Mkhanyiseli Mlombi is currently based in Basel Switzerland, working in the Theatre Basel, where he performed roles such as Kammersänger in Intermezzo, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Marchese d'Obigny in La Traviata and Simone in Gianni Schicchi. In the season 16/17 Mlombi sang the role of Notario in Don Pasquale at the Theatre Biel/Solothurn as well as Betto in Gianni Schicci. In June 2017 he also performed the role of Gianni Schicci at the Mozarteum Salzburg under the guidance of musical director Gernot Sahler.
He received important artistic impulses in collaboration with the stage directors Alexander Pfeil, Andreas Zimmermann, Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau, Stefan Saborowski, James Alexander, Alexandre de Marco, Pierre Gamba, Shirley Jo Finney as well as in master classes with Babra Hill Moore, Gilles Cachemaille, Bianca Manoleanu and Alain Garichot. He worked with various conductors, such as Marco Zambelli, Franco Trinca, Yves Senn, Jeremy Silver, Antoine Marguier and Gernot Sahler.
Mkhanyiseli received the PRIX Janine-Françoise MULLER-DUMAS in 2014.
Mkhanyiseli Mlombi, born in the village of Qumbu eastern cape and raised in Tembisa Johannesburg, is a South African classical opera baritone singer. He completed his Bachelor in Vocal Performing Arts at the University of Tshwane in Pretoria, South Africa. He proceeded with his studies in Switzerland at the Conservatory of Music Geneva/Neuchâtel, where he received his Master diploma in interpretation in the class of Marcin Habela in June 2015. Same year he continued his studies in the Master of Arts Specialized Music Performance Opera at the Bern University of the Arts in the Operastudio Biel.
Mlombi shows diverse ensemble experience and performed as a soloist on national and international stages. In November 2014 he made his debut in the Victoria Hall in Geneva as a soloist in the C minor Mass by Mozart with the United Nations Orchestra, he also sang the Petit Messe Solennelle by Rossini in France and Switzerland, as well as Schuberts C major Mass. In March 2017 he sang as a soloist with the concert choir “Bieler Seeland” in the Congress House Biel Mozarts Requiem and Beethovens Cantata On the death of Emperor Joseph II.
In addition to his concert experiences, he already took part in several opera productions; he interpreted the roles of Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Peter in Hansel and Gretel, Don Alvaro in Il viaggio a Reims, Parmenione in L' Occassione fa il ladro and the title role in Gianni Schicci.