JUNE 14th – 21st 2015
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*The repertoire for each contestant is now available. Click the photos below*
This year’s trophy
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SONG PRIZE NEWS
Announcement from the organisers …
Song Prize fans – we’ve got some good news! Due to an overwhelming demand for Song Prize tickets, we’ve arranged for the recitals at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to be relayed live to an additional venue so more of you have the opportunity to enjoy the competition taking place inside the Dora Stoutzker Hall. Cardiff University Concert Hall on Corbett Road is just a couple of hundred yards from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. For just £5 you can enjoy the concerts on a big screen, with top quality sound courtesy of our colleagues at BBC Radio 3. You’ll get the whole package – every note of the music, plus the pre-performance talks by Donald Maxwell. Okay, it’s not quite the same as being there in the flesh, but those of you who have attended opera relays will know that it can be a satisfying experience in its own right! Book your tickets now via St David’s Hall. 029 2087 84444
Patron Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives an honour
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Single Tickets for the 2015 competition went on sale 10am Monday March 2nd via the St David’s Hall Box Office on 02920 878444 and via their website. Tickets for the Song Prize Recitals at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama have now sold out, but there are still seats for the Song Prize Final and the Main Prize competition as well as the Cardiff Singer Fringe Events.
David Jackson, Artistic Director, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
THE FINALISTS ~ click on each photo for details
This year there are representatives from Malta and Mongolia, two countries new to the competition.
More detailed photo gallery
~ THE 2015 JURY ~
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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World takes place every two years. The next competition runs from Sunday 14 June to Sunday 21 June inclusive, when 20 of the finest classical singers at the start of their careers come to the capital of Wales, hoping to win this prestigious singing competition.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, patron
“I’m really looking forward to the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. As Patron, I have wanted to become more involved, as I do believe that competitions are very good for singers. To be given the opportunity to have their talent seen by a larger audience is a huge plus. The BBC is very dedicated to promoting these classical singers and I feel that the competition has gone from strength to strength. The singers this year are very exciting, and I’m very proud to be Patron of this prestigious, career-changing competition. The BBC is so supportive of music and the arts in this country, and indeed around the world. I’m pleased to be associated with them, and to be able to lend my experience and advice to the producers there.”
Wiki article for full history and information about the competition
Brochure pdf: information, venues, tickets
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Auditions were held in cities including Milan, Helsinki. Finalists will be announced very soon and will join Welsh representative Celine Forest to compete for a place in the final. In 2013, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton from Georgia, USA, won both the song prize and the Cardiff Singer of the World prize. HERE she speaks of the impact the competition had on her career.
And the 2013 competition HERE