Magdalene Minnaar


IMG_9270-2South African soprano Magdalene Minnaar has entertained audiences across the globe with her versatile voice and enigmatic stage presence, evident in her acclaimed performance of the female lead Christine Daeé in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera. A recent Kyk-net Fiesta and Fleur du Cap nominee and SAMA winner, Magdalene has won numerous awards and prizes including the Mimi Coertze Bursary Competition (winner) and the UNISA Voice Competition (song prize). After receiving her Honours degree in Music with distinction from the University of Cape Town, she was accepted into the prestigious Cape Town Opera Studio. Since completing her two years at the Studio, she has been featured as soloist at the opening of the Cape Town Stadium with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the annual RMB Starlight Classics, Sean Bovim’s spectacular Queen at the Ballet and Deon Opperman’s multi-media oratorio Die Skepping. In 2009 she was awarded a WBHO bursary for overseas study, which lead her to the New York Opera Studio. She has collaborated widely across genres, working with internationally acclaimed producers and musicians, including an operatic electronic collaboration with brother Louis, entitled MiNNAAR. Magdalene is currently working on a solo album with an accompanying show, as well as following her big passion – singing and promoting new South African music under the umbrella of her production company, BIBLIOTEEK MUSIC PRODUCTIONS.