Live from Covent Garden #3

Royal Opera House

Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, in which Congolese bass Blaise Malaba and Tongan tenor Filipe Manu, both dashingly attired, rattled off the patter with infectious good humour.

Telegraph

... And who could not fail to be impressed by the disarming charm of Congolese bass singer, Blaise Malaba who was singing on the ROH for the first time...

Dance Tabs, Graham watts

Kinshasa-raised bass Blaise Malaba ended up in the 2015 Cardiff Singer of the Year almost as a sideline in his life of music and undergraduate study. He has already sung with the ROH in Susanna, and begins his tenure on the scheme shortly. His effortlessly big voice and personality demonstrate his promise.

Culture Whispe

LA CENERENTOLA

West Green House Opera

Blaise Malaba was a sober yet warmly supportive presence as Alidoro, despite his youth Malaba created a nicely fatherly feel to the character, and his interventions as Deus-ex-Machina had a nice sympathy to them. Malaba's dark hued voice added a touch of sobriety and sense to the busy excitement of the evening which made a nice contrast.

Planet Hugill

Finally, there was the sobering presence and rich tones of the young Congolese bass Blaise Malaba.

Opera Today

A kind of fairy godfather without a wand, Alidoro is given a dignified, solicitous and sonorous interpretation by Blaise Malaba.

The  Stage

RWCMD

As the pathetic father Magnifico, Blaise Malaba showed he is a singer of power and potential with a smooth, flowing line, giving a rounded portrayal of this role as both a funny but also dark and disturbing, violent character.

Art Scene In Wales

SUSANNA, Linbury theatre

Royal Opera House

"Blaise Malaba’s Second Elder was in deliciously inky voice, rich and oaky in his glorious bottom notes, and making characterful contrast..."

Operawire

"Blaise Malaba was suitably forceful as the Second Elder..."

Financial Time

"Of the two Elders, it was the second, Congolese bass Blaise Malaba, who impressed the most, by far, his voice firm and powerful with real presence. "

Seen and Heard International

SEMELE

RWCMD

Blaise Malaba made his mark as a resonant-voiced Somnus. 

Seen and Heard International

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