The Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition will be held in Cape Town for the first time this year.
The 2016 qualifying rounds of this singing competition are held in 70 cities world-wide. The finals will take place on 2 July 2016 in the Opera House at Artscape.
It is done in collaboration with Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
Pippa Hudson speaks to Pretty Yende, a young soprano from Mpumalanga who won the main prizes in all the categories of the competition in 2009.
Listen to the entire feature at Cape Talk