Terrific Tenor Tunes

Stéfan Louw (tenor)

Veteran tenor Stéfan Louw brings you twelve terrific tenor tunes that you can hum along with.  Opera favourites like ‘La donna e mobile’ and traditional Italian songs like ‘O sole mio’ are typically what you can expect from this show. And what is a tenor show without ‘Nessun Dorma’? Born in Durban and one of a handful of full-time professional opera singers in SA, Louw made his debut as Beppe in I Pagliacci for the Pretoria State Theatre in 1998, a role for which he received the prestigious FNB Vita Opera Award for Best Newcomer.  Louw’s repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo in La Traviata, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Radames in Aïda, Don José in Carmen, Rodolfo in La Bohème, and the title role in Werther.  He made his international debut in 2008 when he sang the role of Pollione in Norma in Vichy (France). Stéfan Louw has, over the past two decades, become one of the country’s leading tenors.  The Sunday Times newspaper wrote of his Rodolfo (2005) that his voice should be declared a national treasure.