Qave, Luthando - Baritone

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I pagliacci, Finnish National Opera, 2013
The young South African Luthando Qave was an excellent Silvio and his voice with an attractive quick vibrato reminded me of my first Silvio on records, Rolando Panerai. 
– Göran Forsling, Seen and Heard International
Cosi fan tutte, The Metropolitan Opera & Juilliard Collaboration
Luthando Qave, a robust baritone with a gift for supple phrasing, is more of a smooth operator as Guglielmo.
New York Times
Luthando Qave, a clever baritone with a present for movable phrasing, is some-more of a well-spoken user as Guglielmo.
Cyprus Today
... and baritone Luthando Qave as Guglielmo stands out for the burnished beauty of his compact voice.
Associated Press
Mr. Quave is a fine physical comic actor with a voice to match, serving as the vocal anchor in ensembles and convincing in his jealous anger at the opera's end.
Paul J. Pelkonen, Super Conductor Classical & Opera
Madama Butterfly, The Metropolitan Opera, 2011
The same is true of Luthando Qave, a member of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. His dark, compact voice and dramatic flair made a star turn of the small role of Yamadori, Butterfly’s unwelcome suitor.
The Classical Review
Luthando Qave, a young South African baritone, had a commendable debut as a regal Yamadori.
NY Times
Debuting South African baritone Luthando Qave made a good vocal impression as Yamadori, the wealthy prince who offers Butterfly a ray of hope that she fails to grasp.
Oberon’s Grove