Duke Music: Thandolwethu Mamba and David Heid

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( Sat., Oct. 1, 2022 )

Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Thandolwethu Mamba is a baritone with a "magnificent voice" and "artistry [that] is comparable to the best world-class singers many times his age" (CVNC). Born and raised in the small township of Msunduza, Mbabane in the Kingdom of Eswatini, he came to the United States after having studied in Armenia for two years where he saw his first live opera. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Duke University in 2020 where he studied with Susan Dunn and his Masters in Vocal Performance at the Frost School of Music in 2022 where he studied with Kim Josephson. Mamba recently won the Heafner-Williams Voice Competition (2022) and was the winner of the Benton-Schmidt Competition and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Competition in 2020. 

David Heid is on the faculty at Duke University where he is the Director of Duke Opera Theater as well as teaching piano and working with singers.


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  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM