The Lyrical Tenor July Zuma was born and grew up in Durban, South Africa. He Graduated from the University of Cape Town Opera School under Prof. Angelo Gobbato and continued his post-graduate studies at the "Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu" in Barcelona with Prof. Eduardo Grimenéz.
His upcoming engagements include the role of Tony in Bernstein's West Side Story produced by Unit Art Solution in Barcelona in Sep 2019 and Belmonte in Mozart's Entführung aus dem Serail, directed by Peter Glockner in 2020. Recently was invited as a Tenor Soloist in Festival Of Polish Music in Krakow, Poland in July 2019. Made his debut as Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte in
a UK and Wales Tour 2019 with Swansea City Opera.
Took on the role of Young Man in World's Premier Chamber Opera “Romeo's Passion”, directed by Robert Lehmeier 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Was awarded a scholarship from the opera workshop of the "Festival of Young Voices" under the direction of Mrs. Verena Keller with concerts in Bern, Sigriswil, Basel and Zurich in October 2018.
The tenor is one of the leading actors of the documentary film "Cape
of Good Voices" by the award-winning director Ralf Pleger.
“I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear“. - “Giuseppe Verdi