Zenobia Kloppers


Namibian born, South African based multi-talented trained actress (stage, television, film), singer and vocalist (soprano), voice artist (radio, television, film), writer (plays, guides), entrepreneur and business owner (publishing). Zenobia has depicted numerous dramatic and comedic roles and played a wide variety of characters on stage, television, film, radio, and in music theatre productions in South Africa and abroad. As an acclaimed actress and avid storyteller, Zenobia has a passion for exploring and telling the all too often forgotten or overlooked stories and histories of the indigenous peoples of Namibia and South Africa. As a classically trained singer, Zenobia enjoys exploring and creating unchartered crossover work that combines her classical vocal sound and influences with differing musical styles and genres (such as the vocal styling unique to jazz, cabaret, show tunes, folk and world [ethnic] music, popular and rock songs, ghoemaliedjies [minstrel music] and, most recently, "riel" and hip-hop). Zenobia is well-known for her versatility as a performing artist and has portrayed coveted lead character roles, including (among others): Fiela Komoetie in Fiela se Kind (film, dir. Brett Michael-Innes); Fiela Komoetie in Fiela se Kind (theatre, dir. Sandra Prinsloo / Frans Swart); Dina/Dinah in Ghoema & Spice Drum Beat: Ghoema (musical, dir. David Kramer & Taliep Petersen); Sarah in Sarah - die storie van Sarah 'Saartjie' Baartman (theatre, dir. Anthony [Speedo] Wilson); Poppie Nongena in Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena (radio theatre, dir. Margot Lluyt); and Klarabelle in Klarabelle gaan Kaaptoe (theatre, dir. Monique Seigels).


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