Themba Mvula

Zambian-born Operatic Baritone

Themba Mvula is a Zambian-born operatic baritone based in the UK.



Ensemble OrQuesta, Hastings Philharmonic

Themba Mvula - Guglielmo

Themba Mvula has a firm baritone which carries with authority but also warmth and charm. Brian Hick, Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

The Life To Come

Louis Mander & Stephen Fry

Surrey Opera

Themba Mvula - Vithobai

Mvula is every inch Forster’s ‘gracious and bare-limbed boy’ in sarong or nakedness…He has a natural grace that is complemented by a rich and appealing baritone. Claire Seymour, Opera Today

…and gave good support to the show’s star, Themba Mvula. A young baritone who showed real promise, he was elegant, assured and commanding. Michael White, Classical Music Magazine

Mvula is convincing as the trusting Vithobai. Here the contrast is between Vithobai’s kingliness and his naivety, and Mvula’s remarkable vocal range is well demonstrated in making this distinction. Thomas Forsythe, Mark Aspen

...his lyrical voice shone with tone and emotion and he fully engaged and convinced his own personal confusion and patience. Eric Page, Gscene

The African chief is sung with elegance and grace by Themba Mvula, a young British baritone I’d call a real find. Michael White, Catholic Herald

La Bohème


The Black Cat Opera Company

Themba Mvula - Schaunard

Themba Mvula was notably engaging as an energetic Schaunard. Andover Advertiser

The Magic Flute


Midland Opera

Themba Mvula - Papageno

...a Papageno of great charm from Themba Mvula. Christopher Morley, Opera Magazine