Talented SA opera singer leaves lasting impression in UK

Opera singer


Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, born and raised in South Africa, began singing at an early age in school and in her church. She then completed her studies at the University of Cape Town and Tshwane University of Technology, reports Good things man.

She traveled to London where she became a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Program during the 2019/20 season at the Royal Opera House.

Rangwanasha, 27, won the 2021 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World song award and left a lasting impression on the jury. In fact, Wigmore Hall Artistic Director and Executive John Gilhooly said that “Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha performed with such confident technique and emotional power that the jury was unanimous in naming her the winner,” BBC.

BBC confirmed that she has won many prestigious prizes during her singing, including the Audience Award, two special prizes at the 2019 Hans Gabor Belvedere competition, winner of the UNISA competition, first prize of the Phillip H Moore music competition and first prize and best South African song (2017 final, 2018 semi-final) at the ATKV Singing Competition.

His voice has touched many people globally and as South Africans we share his joy and accomplishments.

Here is a video of one of his incredible performances at the Royal Opera House:

Image: Twitter / The Royal Opera House