Born and raised by a single mother in the Knysna area, at the age of 9 years, he began his singing in primary school choir, community choirs and at his entry in high school level started taking solo parts as a tenor. In year 2005, he was awarded Diploma for Senior Vocal in Opera at the Knysna / Plett Eisteddfod competition and awarded Gold Certificate in 2009. In 2007, he had his first recording experience that was funded by the UK Lottery, with a band called Joint Effort at Peace of Eden Recording Studio and toured England, performing in theatres and concerts halls around Doncaster, London and Brighton. He started his studies at the University of Cape Town, South African College of Music in 2011, where he started his first chorus part in 2012 in the opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann. In 2013 he was a member of the “Viva Verdi Celebration” at the Baxter Theatre, and chorus member in the opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the ArtsCape Theatre. In 2014 he was a chorus member in the opera “Il Viaggio a Reims, by Rossini and began his first solo role in the opera “The Dialogues of the Carmelite” as the Commissioner. He featured the Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the South African College of Music (UCT) in 2015, as Guiseppe in the opera “La Traviata” by Verdi and appeared as Don Curzio in the SACM Opera Kaleidoscope "Le Nozze di Figaro". He was also Assistant Director in the University of Cape Town “Le Nozze di Figaro” and the “Four:30” South African Operas (Blood of Mine and Bessie – The Blue Eyed Xhosa). In 2015, Xolane graduated with outstanding results at the University of Cape Town and was listed in the Dean’s Merit List. Xolane is currently enrolled at the South African Music College (SACM), University of Cape Town, undertaking his Postgraduate degree in Music Performance: Opera and training as lyric tenor under voice trainer Mr Patrick Tikolo.
We support our new Music Group Scolosa with media:
- Video Production
- Photo Production
- Website Creation
We are creating a new website for Scolosa. You can download their music, comment the tracks, watch the new videos and inform about news in future.
More information comming soon!