Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano
Patrick Milne, piano
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder Franz Liszt: Fünf Lieder nach Gedichten von Mathilde Wesendonck WWV 91 Franz Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner) für Klavier solo Richard Wagner: Dich, teure Halle, grüß’ ich wieder aus Tannhäuser Alfredo Catalani: Ebben? Ne andró lontana aus La Wally Antonín Dvořák: Mesicku na nebi hlubokem (Mond, der du am tiefen Himmel stehst) Arie der Rusalka aus Rusalka Stephen Le Roux Marais: Mali, die Slaaf se Lied Benjamin John Peter Tyamzashe: Isithandwa Sam George Gershwin: Three Preludes für Klavier solo
My Man’s Gone Now aus Porgy and Bess Traditional: He‘s Got the Whole World in His Hands (American Spiritual) Betty Jackson King: Ride Up in the Chariot
Singing is the elixir of life for them: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha from rural north South Africa has been singing for as long as she can remember – be it at school or in church – long before she was trained in the famous opera school of the Cape Town Opera. When she performed at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Villach’s Congress Center last summer, the audience was enchanted by her charisma and strong stage presence and voted to award her the coveted audience award. For the past year, Cecilia has been a fellow of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London. In her first solo recital at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, the charismatic young soprano dares to venture to the greatest heights of operatic literature and lets spirituals and songs from her South African homeland shine.
This concert is supported by the Kärntner Raiffeisenbanks.