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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is a competition known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers.The competition is open to singers at the start of their professional careers, aged 18-32. After a three-stage selection process involving DVD and live auditions, 20 singers are invited to compete in Cardiff, to perform opera and concert music with full orchestra in four concerts, in front of a distinguished jury. The winner from each concert plus one wild card (the best of the rest) compete in the final in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Petroc Trelawny and American soprano Angel Blue present highlights from the first night of the biennial competition which has been described as the greatest opera singing competition in the world. Past winners and finalists command top billing on the world stages and this year twenty more promising young singers arrive in Cardiff to compete in front of a distinguished jury for the coveted title. Acclaimed British soprano Lucy Crowe and American tenor Lawrence Brownlee provide expert analysis and commentary as singers from Italy, Russia, Norway, Mongolia and the USA compete for a place in the grand final. Music includes arias by Mozart, Rossini, Puccini and Donizetti amongst others. The singers are accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Sondergard.
Petroc Trelawny and American soprano Angel Blue present highlights from the second round of the world's leading opera singing competition. St David's Hall welcomes singers from Italy, Mongolia, Belgium and South Korea as well as home favourite Welsh mezzo Sioned Gwyn Davies. Petroc is joined by Cardiff-born soprano Rosemary Joshua and Cardiff Singer regular, vocal coach Mary King who are on hand to provide expert opinion on the evening's performances. The singers are accompanied by the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera conducted by Tomas Hanus.
The search continues for the world's next opera star as five more young singers compete to be become BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Petroc Trelawny and American soprano Angel Blue are at St David's Hall inCardiff to guide us through the highlights of the performances by singers from England, South Africa, Ukraine, Turkey and the USA. Vocal coach and Cardiff Singer regular Mary King and South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo, who picked up the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Audience Prize in 2007, are on hand to give their views on the performances. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is conducted by Thomas Sondergard.
Petroc Trelawny and Amercian soprano Angel Blue present highlights from the final round of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017. Singers from Armenia, England, Scotland, Uzbekistan and Australia perform ariasby composers including Handel, Massenet and Gounod. The winner of this round will join the three previous night's winners in the Grand Final. The international jury will also select a wildcard chosen from across all four rounds to complete the line-up. Providing in-depth analysis of the evening's performances are leading British soprano Joan Rodgers and vocal coach Mary King. The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera is conducted by Tomas Hanus.
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