Ernestine Stuurman
Leyla / Ensemble

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Ernestine Stuurman first fell in love with music and singing in church at a very age and went on to join a community choir under the direction of Prof. Virginia Davids who later became her voice teacher.

In 2007, she joined Isango ensemble theatre in and toured with them to UK and Asia. In 2011 Ernestine joined the Cape Town Opera company, where she has taken on roles as Lauretta from Gianni Schicci by Puccini, Strawberry woman in Porgy and Bess by Gershwin and Maria in West Side Story at the Play house theatre in Durban.

"I am most excited to see how Tiger bay will grow as a musical. I love the story and its diversity as well."