Some of Babongile’s happiest years were her student days, which were spent at the University of KwaZulu-Natal completing her BA in Music. She has since racked up an impressive list of touring roles with Cape Town Opera, namely as Lauretta in the comedic opera Gianni Schicchi, as the Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess, and as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Babongile would love to pass on the skills she’s learnt, as well as her passion for Puccini, Opera, Gospel and Jazz to aspiring singers as part of Cape Town Opera’s outreach programme.