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Xolane Marman

Director London

In his studies and international stage competitions, Xolane 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 Joint Effort at Peace of Eden Recording Studio and toured England, performing in theatres and concerts halls around Doncaster, London and Brighton.

In March of 2016, he was selected, as part of Top 30 singers around the world, to partake in the Debora Voigt Inaugural International Vocal Competition, Florida, USA. In 2011 he started his opera studies (training as lyric tenor under voice trainer Mr. Patrick Tikolo) at the University of Cape Town (College of Music), where he obtained his Performers Diploma in Opera and his postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Le Nozze di Figaro, UCT Opera School, 2013

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Blood of Mine, Cape Town Opera, 2015

DIRECTOR, La Serva Padrona, UCT Opera School, 2017

DIRECTOR, La Clemenza di Tito, UCT Opera School, 2017

DIRECTOR, Il Matrimonio Segreto, UCT Opera, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Ernani, Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Parsifal, Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, La Cenerentola, Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Turandot, Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Don Pasquale, Cape Town Opera, 2018

Co-DIRECTOR, Le Nozze di Figaro, Berlin Opera Academy, 2019


Postgraduate Diploma Music Performance - 2018

Stage Director Aprenticeship - Nationaltheater Mannheim - 2018

Stage Director Training - Opernhaus Zürich - 2019

Director Apprentice - Berlin Opera Academy - 2019


5-10 years


Lighting Design
Movement Direction
Music - Can Read
Music - Singing
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Working with Young People

Additional Languages

Xhosa, Afrikaans, German

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We are delighted that our associate company the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS) will be curating and delivering the program for emerging directors, producers, designers and artists whilst we temporarily reduce our key operations throughout June and July 2020.  Find out what events we have planned