Peter Tanyanyiwa : Arts Correspondent
Molly Dzangare, daughter of the late founder of Chitungwiza Harmony Singers Israel Dzangare, wrote her own fairy tale when she won the 10th edition of the Harare’s Got Talent, Soprano Opera singing category. The event was hosted at Theo’s House of Coffees at 167 Enterprise Road, Chisipite and was open to the public.In an interview, Dzangare said she did not expect to win because of the amazing talent on exhibition at the show.She said winning the competition had however boosted her confidence that was competing with her, yet winning this competition has boosted her confidence.
“We had two auditions, the first and the final, in which we were about 15 performers, it was challenging as we were few but surely some great talent,” she said.
“Winning this prestigious talent show means a lot to me and it gave me confidence that nothing is impossible. I can now go out and do great things that people will appreciate.”
Harare’s Got Talent is a platform that showcases untapped talent from the capital city.
“I have a long musical background, I was raised in a musical family, my father loved choral music and so he formed a choir in 1993. He would always play choral and Opera DVD’s and he would ask me to watch them.”
Molly later joined the choir and sang soprano before becoming the soprano soloist in one of their journeys to South Africa.
“I started singing opera in 2013 when a vocal trainer and opera singing teacher discovered me at this function where I sang a solo and she decided to help me in my singing.
“I then featured in an Operetta production at Reps Theatre that year singing in three different operettas and sang the leading rolesand it was such a great experience. I felt like a professional on the stage,” she said.
This year Harare’s Got Talent organisersadded more categories with more than 20 acts performed at the popular annual showcase.
These included singers, dancers, singer-guitarists, illusionists, comedians and instrumentalists.
In a statement the organisers said this year’s competition was intense and the talent was world class.
“It is highly inspirational to see such talent. We stage this show each year to provide a free platform to aspiring and current performers, enabling them to highlight what talents they have.
“Harare’s Got Talent contestants have gone on to develop careers in the entertainment business. We are hopeful that not only the winners but also the contestants will establish their names,”the organisers said.
MultiChoice Zimbabwe funded the competition covering costs of staging of the event while Brands Africa contributed products for prizes.