Based: Cape Town
Nicola Cencherle with his rich tenor voice and Stanislav Angelov with his skilful accordion will transport you to romantic places in Europe. Imagine the canals of Venice and sunshine of Napoli, the café’s of Paris and sensuality of Spain.
Nicola Cencherle (Tenor) – known as Nicky was born in Schio, Italy. He immigrated to South Africa with his parents at an early age.
He began singing lessons at age of 18 with Xandre Haagen at Pretoria University and later with Alessandro Rota. He joined PACOFS at the age of 25. His operatic debut was “Tosca” in the role of Cavaradossi. Later he sang Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Pinkerton in “Madam Butterfly”, the Duke in “Rigoletto”, Alfredo in “La Traviata”, Polione in “Norma”, Jose in “Carmen” and Riccardo in “Ballo in Maschera”.
Returning to Italy in 1971, Nicky won the Teatro Nuovo Competition in Milano and made his Italian debut in “Lucia de Lammermore”, following with “Il Tabarro”, “L’amico Fritz” and “Simone Boccanegra”. During this time Cape Town Opera brought him back twice to sing in “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “La Traviata”.
After seven years in Italy he returned and joined CAPAB where he was a member of the permanent company for 18 years.
His repertoire varies from Opera, Operetta, Neapolitan & Italian songs to popular Ballads. He is an experienced performer who has sang for Radio Concerts, Film & Television. Nicola has enjoyed a wonderful singing career in and around Cape Town, either as a solo performer or in various ensembles.
Nicky possesses a Lirico-Spinto Tenor Voice of true Italian quality and style.
Stanislav Angelov (Accordion) – for more info about Stanislav go to the page “Stanislav, the Accordionist.