Cape Town Opera singers shine at the ATKV Muziqanto

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On Saturday 16th, at the ATKV Muziqanto, an annual classical singing competition for SA singers aged between 18 and 32, a panel of judges that included Sibongile Mngoma, Fikile Mvinjelwa and Eugenie Chopin announced the winners:
First Prize: (R50, 000) soprano Cecilia Rangwanasha, CTO Studio
Second Prize: (R25, 000) soprano Frances du Plessis CTO Studio
Third prize: (R15, 000) baritone Owen Metsileng, former CTO Singer
A special award of R6, 000 for best rendition of a South African work in the second round: Cecilia Rangwanasha

The competition consisted of three rounds:
• In May, 10 candidates were selected
• In September, a semi-final round of 15-20 minutes with piano, 5 candidates were eliminated
• A final round of 10 minutes each with orchestra on the next evening.