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Apr 26, 2010

Kimi Performs on Stage in Sun City With André Rieu


Nokrismesi Skota (Kimi) Performs on Stage with André Rieu

She began her musical career in a choral training programme with the Cape Town Opera ten years ago. Thereafter, she registered at the University of Cape Town in 2001, where she studied the art of professional opera singing.

Earlier this year she received a call saying that André Rieu was looking for a female black soprano. Skota told Sowetan: "I immediately sent in my resume and a few recordings for his consideration. After a week or so, André called me and said that he liked my voice and asked if I could fly to Holland for rehearsals".

"Fortunately for me I was available. I spent a week with the orchestra getting to know how they work and learning the music. I continued to rehearse and learn the words to the songs when I arrived home. I also had to practice the dance moves that I had to perform on stage.

"Everyone in the orchestra including André was very supportive and it has been fun working with them," she says."This opportunity has been a blessing in disguise, it has come just at the right time in my career, and I believe that it is going to open many doors."

Skota, who is currently touring with Andre Rieu and his orchestra, introduced local content to the repertoire by singing a traditional lullaby ‘Tula Tula’, the ‘Sarie Marais’ and Vicky Samson’s ‘African Dream’.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andre is the best, I have listened to classical orchestras and love them but with Andre his humanitarian nature far exceeds the passion in troducing new talent to his fans. Carmen, Suzan, Carla, Mirusia and now Kimi in S.A. In every country he visits we're probably going to see new faces, my love for Andre far exceeds the music.

Martha

bessie said...

We just came back from the Grand West Casino in Cape Town. Luckily my maskara is waterproof, because my tears were running almost the whole of the evening.Thank you André, it was such an honour to be there. Hope we get tickets for 2011. Please do not forget about our worldwide winning Tygerber Children's choir, from Tygerberg,Cape Town. Never forget the day when I bought my first DVD "La Vie Est Belle" The name of the riterement village where we stay is "La Vie Est Belle" That was my first of 20 Dvd's. Thank you thank you.!!!! What a privilage Bessie de Kock

tony said...

Having seen andrea on wednesday I hoped the show would be as good as the dvds we had seen, we were more than fortunate to witness the awsome voice of Kimi Skota who's version of vilija from the merry widow was extremely moving. definately one for the future

bessie said...

Hi Such a priviledge to stay in Cape Town. Kim will be part of us for always.We attended 2011 concert,amazing.I bought my first DVD "La Vie Est Belle" about 4 years ago.My heart is so sore. I lend it to a friend,do not know to whom I lend it to.And now it is gone!!! Will never ever in my whole life lend a DVD to somebody else again. Love you all Bessie de Kock

Anonymous said...

kimi,kimi,kimi...
You're in my heart forever!

Where can I find your 'thula' to listen to?

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