- Nicolene Smith shared a video of a Capetonian man singing opera
- The powerful performance has gone viral on social media
- The singer was identified as Mapoyi Mthetho, who is affiliated to Gauteng Opera
A talented man in Cape Town has wowed South Africans on social media with a powerful opera performance.
A Facebook user, Nicolene Smith, shared a video of the man, identified as Mapoyi Mthetho, performing at a parking lot in Bloubergstrand recently. A super-impressed Nicolene wrote:
What a voice, humble and appreciative personality. Let's get Mapoyi Mthetho on a stage!! I won't just put a tip into his hat next time, I'll pay for a proper front row seat!
The video has gone viral and has been watched more than 90,000 times so far. It has also been shared over 2,600 times and received over 400 comments.
According to Mapoyi's Facebook profile, he is a trainee at Gauteng Opera Academy. His impressive performance has got people across the country talking, Briefly.co.za gathered.
One commenter said, "Unbelievable! Someone help this gifted man, please." Another impressed commenter wrote:
I got a tear in my eyes.. This guy needs to be recognised. Absolutely beautiful voice. Wow!
According to sapeople.com, Mapoyi hails from a small township in Hermanus, Western Cape. He reportedly taught himself how to sing opera by listening to famous vocalist Luciano Pavarotti over and over again.
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