Luthando Qave, baritone from South Africa, is a graduate from The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera New York, after studying at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and a finalist in the 2010 Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition.
In 2006, Qave made his European debut on tour with Cape Town Opera in Sweden as Jake in Porgy and Bess. Qave has performed in Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars in Perm, Russia, and at Teatro Real in Madrid as well as Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Royal Swedish Opera and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Royal Danish Opera and in Gothenburg where he also has sung Silvio in Pagliacci.
His roles at the Metropolitan Opera included the Herald in Otello, The Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.This season’s roles include performances in Gounod’s Faust as Valentin at the Royal Danish Opera, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Spira Concert House, Sweden, and three productions in La Bohème; as Marcello in Copenhagen, as Schaunard at Glyndebourne before returning to the Göteborg Opera as Marcello for this season’s production.