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KIMMY SKOTA

Born in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape , Nokrismesi completed her B.Mus. Hons Degree at UCT under Virginia Davids. She was a member of the Cape Town Opera Studio in 2005 and 2006 and also performed in Phillip Millers Rewind A Cantata which was performed in Brooklyn, Cape Town and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.

She was one of the soloists performing in the Starlight concert conducted by Richard Cock with the Standard Bank Twenty tenors.

She won the SAMRO overseas scholarship in 2007. While she was a member of the Cape Town Opera Studio she performed the role of the Housemaid in Cape Town Operas Rusalka at the Baxter Theatre Centre, and during a tour of Umea in Sweden in 2006.

Other roles include Frasquita in Carmen for Cape Town Opera, the Television Singer in Thomas Rajnas Valley Song at Spier in Stellenbosch, Papagena in The Magic Flute and Tatania in A Midsummer Nights Dream for CTO and UCT Opera School at the Baxter Theatre.

In 2003 she sang Despina in Così fan Tutte, followed by Papageno and the First Boy in The Magic Flute.

She sang the role of Prince Orlofskys Assistant in Die Fledermaus at the Artscape and also sang in Cape Town Aqua Opera at the V&A Waterfront. Oratorio performances include Carmina Burana with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and African Sanctus with Rustenburg High School in Cape Town.

Nokrismesi Skota (soprano) sang the role of Gilda in Cape Town Operas production of Rigoletto at the Joseph Stone Theatre in Athlone 2008.

Discovered by Andre Rieu productions during their tour in South Africa Andre Rieu, the chart-topping Dutch violinist and conductor has sold over 30 million albums globally heard about the talent of the South African soprano Kimmy Skota.

"When I first heard her sing I thought wow, I knew there were diamonds here in South Africa but this has got to be the most beautiful diamond of all! Her voice is so pure and sparkling but at the same time so rich and warm! Kimmy really sings directly from her heart and you can hear that she sings each emotion straight from heart to heart says Rieu. "

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2011

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