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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023: who’re the opponents and how are you going to watch it?


BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023 is going down between 10 and 18 June in Cardiff, celebrating its fortieth birthday. The singers might be accompanied by the BBC Nationwide Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Welsh Nationwide Opera, with conductors Ryan Bancroft and Michael Christie.

This yr’s opponents come from 13 nations. The finalists vary in age from 28 to 32.

Discover out who has beforehand gained and competed in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World right here.

Who’re the singers competing on this yr’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World?

Tenor Sungho Kim

Sungho Kim

Mezzo soprano Simone McIntosh

Simone McIntosh

Bass William Thomas

William Thomas

Soprano Nombulelo Yende

  • 31 years outdated
  • South African
Nombulelo Yende

Soprano Meigui Zhang

Meigui Zhang

Bass baritone Oğulcan Yilmaz

Oğulcan Yilmaz

Soprano Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson

Bass Toni Nežić

Toni Nezic

Tenor Beomjin Angelo Kim

Beomjin Angelo Kim

Soprano Johanna Wallroth

Johanna Wallroth

Baritone Huhegala

Huhegala

Mezzo-soprano Siphokazi Molteno

  • 31 years outdated
  • South African
Siphokazi Molteno

Tenor Vasyl Solodkyy

Vasyl Solodkyy

Soprano Julieth Lozano Rolong

Julieth Lozano Rolong

Bass Adolfo Corrado

Adolfo Corrado

Mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor

Beth Taylor

Will BBC Cardiff Singer of the World be broadcast on TV and radio?

This yr’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitors might be broadcast on BBC Two, BBC 4, BBC Wales, Radio 3 and Radio Cymru, with extra protection on BBC iPlayer.

Full particulars of upcoming BBC Cardiff Singer of the World broadcasts:

BBC Two

Principal Prize

Sunday 11 June – Spherical 1 (8-9.30pm)
Monday 12 June – Spherical 2 (8-9.30pm)
Tuesday 13 June – Spherical 3 (8-9.30pm)
Wednesday 14 June – Spherical 4 (8-9.30pm)
Sunday 18 June – Principal Prize Remaining (stay: 8-10.30pm)

Highlights

Saturday 17 June (7-8pm)

BBC 4

Principal Prize

Sunday 11 June – Spherical 1 (8-9.30pm)
Monday 12 June – Spherical 2 (10.30pm-12am)
Tuesday 13 June – Spherical 3 (10-11.30pm)
Wednesday 14 June – Spherical 4 (10-11.30pm)
Sunday 18 June – Principal Prize Remaining (stay: 8-10.30pm)

Music Prize

Thursday 15 June – Music Prize Remaining (7.30-10pm)

BBC Radio 3

Principal Prize

Sunday 18 June – Principal Prize Remaining (stay: 8-10.30pm)

Music Prize

Tuesday 13 June – Lunchtime Live performance (1-2.30pm)
Wednesday 14 June – Lunchtime Live performance (1-2.30pm)
Thursday 15 June – Lunchtime Live performance (1-2.30pm)
Thursday 15 June – Music Prize Remaining (stay: 7.30-10pm)

Gala Live performance

Saturday 17 June (6.30pm)

What’s the Music Prize in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World?

The Music Prize is awarded to singers of Lieder or artwork songs within the repertoire, with recitals accompanied by internationally famend pianists resembling Llŷr Williams and Simon Leper.

The winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Music Prize is awarded £10,000 and the Music Prize trophy.

It isn’t an both/or scenario: singers can win both the Music Prize or Principal Prize, or each!

What’s the Principal Prize in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World?

The Principal Prize of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is awarded to the winner of the ultimate, during which the 5 strongest singers are chosen to compete.

The Principal Prize ultimate determines who wins the £20,000 prize, the Cardiff Trophy and the title of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Who’re the judges of this yr’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World?

This yr’s judging panel is chaired by Aidan Lang, basic director of the Welsh Nationwide Opera, and John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Corridor. They’re 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.

What’s the Viewers Prize in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World?

The winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Viewers Prize is awarded a crystal trophy and £2,500. It’s voted for by the BBC Cardiff Singer audiences and offered through the grand ultimate.

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