The South African soprano Nombulelo Yende joins Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio in 2021/22. Roles have include Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Serpina (La serva padrona), Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto) and 1st Lady (Die Zauberflöte) at the Artscape- and Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town and Youngblood Arts and Culture Development. She recently appeared in the RMB Starlight Classics in Johannesburg. She studied at Cape Town University. A finalist at the 2018 Tbilisi International Voice Competition, she won the 2017 Schock Foundation Prize for Singing, the 2016 Heidelberg Scholarship Prize and 2015 Ruth Ormond Prize. She also won a prize at the Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini in France and the audience prize at the Bertelsmann Foundation's 2019 International Neue Stimmen competition in Gütersloh.