F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
LA BOHEME: Of the smaller roles, the Congolese bass Blaise Malaba was remarkable as the philosopher Colline. He was persuasive in “Vecchia zimarra”, a farewell ode to his long‑worn winter coat that he sold in order to buy Mimì’s medicine. His deeply resonant bass was as appealing as his Italian diction.
THE MAGIC FLUTE: "Blaise Malaba's speaker is characterized by his natural stage presence and good projection and articulation. His dramatic range and his high harmonics allow him to compete with Tamino in duets without being eclipsed (translated from French).
SEVEN DEADLY SINS "In contrast, bass Blaise Malaba, born in Congo, fulfilling the role of the Mother, looked solid as a soloist and as the base on which the family choir stands." (Translated from Spanish)
SAMSON AND DALILAH "...While Blaise Malaba added yet another vivid character, this time Abimelec, to his growing list of expectionally well-sung comprimario roles for the company..."
MACBETH "Malaba is a brilliant singer and also has great stage presence; a notable combination that will stand him well in what I am sure will be future successes."
October 6, 8, 11, 13, 19, 21, 22, 28
Canadian Opera Company
February 17 & 20
African Concert Series
April 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 23, 26 - May 1, 5
Royal Opera House
Blaise Malaba is honoured to announce that he was shortlisted by the International Opera Award in the category of Young Artist of the Year.
Blaise Malaba is honoured to annouce that he was invited to become Honorary Associate to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD).
Blaise Malaba is delighted to have been named a Rising Star in the October 2020 edition of BBC Music Magazine.
Photo Credit: Edmond Choo