Under the Patronage of Consolato Generale d’Italia a Johannesburg, Dante Alighieri Durban and Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Pretoria present: the fifth edition of THE ITALIAN OPERA EVENING. This elegant evening will take place on Friday 7th December at Durban City Hall in Durban. A celebrity concert featuring superb singers. Laetitia Grimaldi, soprano from France, July Zuma (tenor) and Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (soprano), two of South Africa`s most internationally celebrated voices, accompanied by the multi-awarded Israeli-South African pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz, coming from Europe and joining forces for the best operatic concert in Durban over the past decade. With the extraordinary participation of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. 
A Welcome drink & a fine selection Of Italian Delicatecies by the Italian chef Mauro Mastropasqua will Be offered to the Audience. 
AMMIEL BUSHAKEVITZ (SOUTH AFRICA) Born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in South Africa, Ammiel Bushakevitz performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at notable venues across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia 
JULY ZUMA (SOUTH AFRICA) July Zuma has already appeared at many prestigious venues such as the Grand Theater Del Liceu Salodels Miralls (Barcelona, Spain), the Kammersoper Schloss Rheinsberg (Rheinsberg, Germany). 
LAETITIA GRIMALDI (FRANCE) Since her debut in the Carnegie Hall of New York in 2013, Laetitia Grimaldi has sung in many renowned halls, opera stages and international festivals worldwide 
HELNGIWE MKHWANAZI (SOUTH AFRICA) A native of KawZulu-Natal and former resident of Cape Town, South Africa, soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi is an Alumni of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric opera of Chicago. 
KZN PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA Based in the city of Durban and the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is widely regarded as Africa’s premier orchestra. 
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON COMPUTICKET – For more info contact: DANTE DURBAN: or call 031 563 7633 / 073 852 2482 (WhatsApp) 

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