Singers from the USA, Russia, South Korea and Austria compete to impress the judges for a place in the final. And counter-tenor Iestyn Davies gives his thoughts on each of the night’s performances.
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.
Airdate: 15 Jun 2021
Network: BBC Four
Country: United Kingdom