For anyone who can’t make it to Wales this month, Sonostream.tv will be offering the first international broadcast outside the UK of one of the opera world’s most prestigious events: the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. The competition has launched the careers of major artists such as Bryn Terfel, Karita Mattila, Anja Harteros, Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Valentina Nafornita.
Every two years, a new star is born. Over 300 young singers from around the world applied to participate in the current edition, but only twenty artists were selected to perform with orchestra at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales. You can follow the first four rounds via Sonostream every evening at 8:30PM CEST from June 16-19.
Then tune in for a live broadcast of the final round on June 21, featuring five promising singers. The winner will take home not just a cash prize and the Cardiff Trophy but sing a planned world premiere by composer John Lunn in 2016. In what will no doubt be the start of a major career.
Parallel to the main competition, there is also the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, in which singers perform art songs to piano accompaniment at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and St. David's Hall. Sonostream brings you exclusive access to the final on June 20. Don’t miss the opportunity to follow this exciting event.
Participants BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015:
- BELARUS Nadine Koutcher Soprano 32 yrs
- BELARUS Marina Pinchuk Mezzo 32 yrs
- CANADA Aviva Fortunata Soprano 27 yrs
- CONGO Blaise Malaba Bass 26 yrs
- FRANCE Anaïs Constans Soprano 26 yrs
- GERMANY Sebastian Pilgrim Bass 30 yrs
- MALTA Nico Darmanin Tenor 30 yrs
- MONGOLIA Amartuvshin Enkhbat Baritone 29 yrs
- NORWAY Ingeborg Gillebo Mezzo 32 yrs
- SOUTH AFRICA Kelebogile Besong Soprano 28 yrs
- SOUTH KOREA Insu Hwang Baritone 32 yrs
- SOUTH KOREA Jaeyoon Jung Tenor 31 yrs
- SOUTH KOREA Jongmin Park Bass 28 yrs
- SWITZERLAND Regula Mühlemann Soprano 29 yrs
- TURKEY/AUSTRIA Ilker Arcayurek Tenor 30 yrs
- UKRAINE Oleksiy Palchykov Tenor 29 yrs
- USA J’nai Bridges Mezzo 28 yrs
- USA Ryan Speedo Green Bass-baritone 29 yrs
- USA Lauren Michelle Soprano 31 yrs
- WALES Céline Forrest Soprano 25 yrs
Please note that the broadcasts of the first rounds are on 24-delay and are simultaneous with the BBC transmissions. The main competition final on Sunday, June 21 is LIVE.
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