Sunnyboy Dladla


A participant in the Africa Voices pilot programme in 2010, Sunnyboy Dladla is currently a member of the International Opera Studio of Zurich Opera. Having also been a member of the Schleswig Holstein Festival-Choir as a lyric tenor, he made his US debut in 2012 performing with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, which resulted in immediate re-invitation for him to return for a performance in 2013. From a previously disadvantaged background, Sunnyboy’s path to becoming a professional opera singer has been littered with immense challenges but in overcoming these he is now emerging as one of South Africa’s most promising young lyric tenors.