2018 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is known throughout the classical music world as one of the premiere showcases for young professional singers at the start of their careers. It is broadcast on BBC Television, Radio and online, and can be seen and heard throughout the world.
MAIN OFFICE
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
Music Department Room E4113
BBC Cymru Wales
Broadcasting House
Llandaff
Cardiff CF5 2YQ
Wales
UNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
Open to singers of any nationality, at the beginning of their professional career, who will have probably studied at a conservatoire of music or equivalent.
Entrants must have been born between 23 June 1986 and 14 June 2001. See the rules on our website for more details.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice • Main Prize for opera and oratorio with orchestra • Song Prize for art song with piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) David Pountney CBE, Artistic Director, Welsh National Opera
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline June 30, 2018
Application notes The BBC reserves the right to extend the closing date
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Main Prize Preliminary Rounds:
4 concerts 16-19 June 2019, at St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Song Prize Preliminary Rounds:
4 Recitals 15-17 June, at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales, UK
FINALS (live rounds)
Main Prize Final: June 22, 2019
Song Prize Final: June 20, 2019. Both events: St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2013 Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano (USA)
1999 Anja Harteros, soprano (Germany)
1995 Katarina Karneus, mezzo-soprano (Sweden)
1989 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone (Russia)
1983 Karita Mattila, soprano (Finland)
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