Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha 

Friday 21 July, 7.30pm

Pembroke Auditorium

(By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College)

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano
Simon Lepper piano

South African Soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha has taken the operatic world by storm. Since coming to prominence as a member of the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, she has received a rapturous reception from audiences and reviewers alike. Winner of the Song Prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition and a current BBC New Generation Artist, she has performed Verdi’s Requiem at the First Night of the Proms and most recently returned to the Royal Opera as Liu in Puccini’s Turandot.

Together with the renowned pianist Simon Lepper, they present a programme that showcases song, opera and song-inspired piano music.

Franz Schubert
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Du bist die Ruh
Nacht und Träume

Fanny Mendelssohn
Song without Words (for solo piano)

Hector Berlioz
Le spectre de La Rose
from Les nuits d’ete

Alfredo Catalani
Ebben ne andro lontana
from the opera La Wally

South African Songs
Isthandwa Sam

George Gerswhin
Somebody loves
The man I love (solo piano)
My man’s gone now
from Porgy and Bess
Songs from the Great American Songbook

Tickets: £20, £25, £35 plus booking fee
(Half price for 25 years and under)

BOOKING OPENS for Friends of CSM 9.00am Friday May 5

GENERAL BOOKING opens 9.00am Friday May 12