Jannie Moolman was born in Kwazulu-Natal and began his opera career as a tenor in 1990 after completing his degree in communication at the University of the Free State. He studies under the guidance of some of South Africa’s finest musical and coice mentors, some of which include Gudrun Barella, Martia Napier and Eric Miller.
In 1992 he becomes a solo artist at the Pretoria State Theatre. Jannie also gets involved in various stage productions like Attila, Der Rosonkavalier, Lucia di Lammermoor, Pagliacci, Le Nozzi de Figaro, Idomeneo, Der Fliegende Hollander, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, and Fidelio Salome.
Jannie makes his debut at the Cape Town opera as Rene in die Count of Luxembourg in 1994, where he was also seen in various other operas such as: Tamino (Die Zuberflote), Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly) and Don Jose (Carmen). Jannie also had the loading role in the following productions: La Boheme, Don Pasquale, La Traviata, Rigoletto, The Entfurung aus dem Serail, Un Ballo in Maschera and Nabucco. Jannie has toured extensively through the country, headlining shows at some of South Africa’s biggest art festivals including Spier, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Aardklop and the Grahamstown Arts Festival.