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Adolfo Corrado wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023

Adolfo Corrado wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023


BBC Cardiff Singer of the World has topped Adolfo Corrado as its 2023 winner.

The 29-year-old bass from Italy received the biennial competitors, which this 12 months celebrates its fortieth birthday and has beforehand helped launch the careers of opera stars together with Jamie Barton, Bryn Terfel, Karita Mattila and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Throughout every week of fascinating performances at St David’s Corridor and the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Corrado competed towards 16 singers from 13 nations to win the highest £20,000 prize and Cardiff Trophy, along with quite a few efficiency alternatives with main orchestras and opera corporations worldwide.

Additionally competing at Sunday’s ultimate had been Scottish mezzo Beth Taylor, South African soprano Nombulelo Yende, Welsh soprano Jessica Robinson, and South African mezzo Siphokazi Molteno.

Born in Apulia, Corrado first educated as an actor in Rome and later studied on the conservatory Tito Schipa in Lecce with Gianluca Belfiori. He’s at the moment finding out on the Younger Artist Venture on the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Earlier competitors wins embrace the Worldwide Competitors Toti Dal Monte in 2021 and the 2022 As.Li.Co. competitors.

He has lately appeared at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Enviornment di Verona, Teatro la Fenice and the Salzburg Pageant below conductors comparable to Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda and Daniele Gatti. Future plans embrace tasks on the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Pageant Donizetti in Bergamo.

Commenting on his victory, Corrado mentioned: ‘I’m filled with pleasure and emotion. It was unbelievable as a result of on my journey the viewers had been extremely highly effective and I feel they helped my efficiency. It’s a dream come true.’

31-year-old soprano Julieth Lozano Rolong from Colombia was topped winner of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Viewers Prize, whereas this 12 months’s Music Prize, introduced on Thursday, went to South Korean tenor Sungho Kim, aged 32.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World creative director David Jackson mentioned: ‘After 40 years, the competitors continues to captivate audiences with its thrilling, world-class performances. I’m so happy that those that tuned in by our stay broadcasts, digital platforms, and social media channels additionally had the chance to expertise the mix of expertise, magic, masterpieces, and breath-taking performances we’ve loved this night in Cardiff.’

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This 12 months’s judging panel was chaired by Aidan Lang, basic director of the Welsh Nationwide Opera, and John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Corridor. They had been joined by pianist Anna Tilbrook; mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink; composer Errollyn Wallen; soprano Rosemary Joshua; soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa; and Sir Brian McMaster, former managing director of the Welsh Nationwide Opera and director of the Edinburgh Worldwide Pageant.

For full particulars go to BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Picture: Kirsten McTernan



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