The young tenor Levy Sekgapane – winner of the 1st prize of Plácido Domingo’s OPERALIA 2017 – was born in Kroonstad in South Africa. From early childhood, he sang in different choirs until he began his musical education at Tirisano School Eisteddfod. Later on, he became a member of the Fidentia South African Youth Choir and received a scholarship to learn at Stellenberg High School in Cape Town. Afterward, Levy studied at the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town, under Kamal Khan and Hanna van Niekerk. Besides Operalia, Levy won several prizes, amongst them, the first prize at the Belvedere singing competition, and the first prize at the Montserrat Caballé competition in Spain. Shorty after, Levy became a member of the Young Ensemble in Semperoper Dresden. He debuted as Conte d’Almaviva/BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Deutsche Oper Berlin and at Aalto Theater Essen. He performs at major opera houses such as Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Copenhagen Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Opéra National de Paris, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Glyndebourne Festival, Opera di Palermo, State Theater Wiesbaden, Oslo Opera, and Latvian National Opera Riga.