Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha is a soprano and postgraduate diploma student at the University of Cape Town, having previously completed her BTech in Vocal Art (Performance) at the Tshwane University of Technology. She started singing at a very early age and represented Limpopo province at National level at the FET Band SASCE school competitions from 2009–12. Cecilia is now regularly involved as a soloist in community projects at the National Choir Festival.
She performed as a chorus member in the TUT student productions of Gounod’s Faust, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Verdi’s Falstaff. She was chosen as one of six singers to take part in the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and sang as a soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at TUT in 2015.
Cecilia performed the role of Fiordiligi in TUT’s production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in 2016. In the same year, she was awarded first prize in the Philip H Moore Music Competition, the prize for best South African song in the finals of the ATKV competition and second prize in the Muzicanto 2016 competition in Cape Town. Cecilia won first prize in the ATKV singing competition in 2017 and in the UNISA International Voice Competition in Pretoria in 2018.
She appeared as First Lady in the UCT and Cape Town Opera production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in 2016 and is now a studio member at Cape Town Opera. Earlier this year Cecilia participated in the Deborah Voigt International competition in Florida, where she received an Encouragement award. Cecilia is passionate and hard-working and would love to further her vocal studies and perform abroad.