Sandile Kamle

Location: Cape Town | Johannesburg
PRIMARY Language/s:
 English, Xhosa
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Height: 168cm
Eyes: Brown
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Sandile Kamle was born in Gugulethu,Cape Town. In 1994 he was appointed as one of the first members of the Cape Town Opera CTP. In 1996 he had his debut as a soloist in Porgy and Bess, performing at the Pretoria State Theatre. In 1998 he joined the Cape Town Opera vocal ensemble. In 1999 he began studying opera at UCT Opera School and he has done roles such as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, Monostatos, Heinrich der Schreiber, Sportin Life etc. Sandile continued his involvement with Cape Town Opera as a studio member.

He joined DDK in Dec 2000 and from 2001 to 2003 he toured extensively with them, performing in London, Australia, Turkey, United States and Canada doing Don Jose, Lottery Agent and Peachum and Lockit. In 2004 he worked at Nuremberg State Opera, returning after a year to rejoin DDK.

Sandile is also one of the script translators for the movie uCarmen eKhayelitsha. In 2006 Sandile debut as an actor in an Irish film Anner House, then as Buyile, the village Chef in Crazy Race 4. In 2007 he played the role of Monostatos in William Kentridge's  Magic Flute and starred as one of the FNB 20 Tenors.

Sandile directed his first stage show in 2006, The Raid.  In 2009 he played Zodzetrick in Treemonisha at Theatre la Martinique and Fort de France. He later toured with  Sportin’Life in Wales, London, Scotland. In 2009 he directed his first feature film From Village to City and in 2011 he directed his first opera production of G. Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

He is currently the Musical Director for the newly formed Township Opera Company and an Adjudicator/Quality Assurer for SASCE and WeCCMA.

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