Ga-Rankuwa-born opera singer Goitsemang Lehobye is achieving her wildest dreams. The specialist in voice performance at the University of Michigan says: “Performing around the world has allowed me to share my culture through my art. I also love being able to learn from others so that I can bring that knowledge back to improve what we have.” In 2018, Lehobye joined the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra’s first tour to South Africa, in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, as a soloist. In South Africa, she was part of the celebrated classic music collective Black Tie Ensemble. One of her goals is to inspire more local interest in opera by mentoring young singers. “When I was young, I never knew about opera, so I would love to see more young people learning the art form and seeing the opportunities that it could present to them.”
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