Mr Ean Smit

Opera Vocal Coach

Ean Smit studied piano at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town under the guidance of the celebrated South African concert pianist Lionel Bowman and the renowned American concert pianist and chamber musician Lamar Crowson. From 1982 until 2016 in the various capacities of Répétiteur, Assistant Chorus Master and for many years Head Coach, he has been responsible for the musical and vocal preparation of opera, operetta and musicals as well as the musical preparation for numerous concerts presented by CAPAB Opera and Cape Town Opera. During this time he has worked with hundreds of singers, conductors and directors, local and international. Since 2016 he has acted as a part-time vocal coach for the University of Cape Town’s Opera UCT.