Ipeleng Kgatle during a performance at the MuHo Mannheim

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Ipeleng Kgatle shares her plans and goals:

My plan at the moment is to focus on my studies and mainly on my voice as opposed to theory. I plan to enter a few competitions in and around Europe. This is to get more stage experience, singing in different countries and with different people. This is also to network and to build relationships with the people in the opera field. I am also planning to apply and take part in opera summer programs in and around Germany. This will give me an opportunity to grow as an opera singer and to gain experience doing full operas.

Furthermore, I will be singing with the One Earth Orchestra as part of the choir and as a soloist in Ludwigshafen in their concert, performing Politeia. This will be on the 18th and 19th of October 2018.

I am currently working on finding a part time student job as well. I have made progress and have had an interview, but it was not successful. I am however still looking for more job opportunities and at the moment things are looking promising.

My everyday career goal is to always live up to my maximum potential. My goal is to also take the opera world by storm through sharing my talent and the knowledge I have acquired in my studies. With regards to singing, my short-term goal is to become a versatile singer, exploring different repertoire, such as bel canto, early music and song repertoire. This will help me broaden my horizons. Another short-term goal is to pass all my modules this semester and to also become fluent in German. Also, to learn more about the German culture.

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Ipeleng Kgatle meeting Christiane Schmeken, Director of DAAD's Strategy Department
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My long-term goal is to complete my master’s program in record time and with good grades. My other long-term goal is to perform in the best opera theatres in the world, which include Teatro La Scala in Italy, Wiener Staatsoper in Austria, The Metropolitan Opera in the USA and the Royal Opera House in London.

My personal goals currently to get physically fit and to gain more confidence as a young opera singer and artist. Furthermore, I would like to become more resilient. This trait is greatly needed in the opera industry because as opera singers we deal with a lot rejection mostly from the people we audition for, so, having this trait will help grow, learn and bounce back from the bad experiences opera singers face. My final goal is learning to ignore and overcome my current limitations in my career such as fear, this will help me break boundaries also in a lot of aspects in my life.