Posted on
Jan 27

Cardiff Singer of the World Audition

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

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Cardiff Singer of the World Audition

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Posted on
Jan 27

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If you are a classical singer in the early stages of your career and who will be no older than 32 years of age by June 10 2023, you can apply for one of the most exciting and high-profile singing competitions in the world.
 
Applications are now open for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize competitions. Do you have the voice, technique, artistry and charisma of previous competitors such as Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Karita Mattila, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Barton? Last year’s main prize winner Gihoon Kim and audience prize winner Claire Barnett Jones were named as two of Operawire’s Rising Stars of 2021. If you want to join the ranks of such as these, then we want to hear from you!

Requirements

  • The competition is open to singers of any nationality resident anywhere in the world.
  • It is intended for singers in the early stages of their professional career.
  • Entrants must have been born between 18 June 1990 and 9 June 2005. Proof of age and nationality will be required.

Application Information

Entrants must complete the entry form, and submit it together with the following documentation:

  • a photocopy of current passport page showing nationality and date of birth
  • a letter of recommendation from a reputable singing teacher, an agent, a conservatoire or other educational establishment, an opera house or similar. If the letter is not in English it must be accompanied by a translation.
  • a short Curriculum Vitae (CV/resumé)
  • a video recording of 2 arias from opera and/or oratorio. This should take the form of a link that can be downloaded eg., Dropbox, Wetransfer, Googledrive or Youtube. [if you are sending your video as a file, you must use either MPEG-4 or Quicktime (.mov) formats. Remember – do not attach a video file to an email – it will not get through to us]
  • For the Song Prize you should include 2 songs, one of which should be by one of the major song composers. (see website for more information)
  • Your recording must be of excellent technical quality. Your face must be clearly visible throughout the recording. The recording must have been made during the last 3 years. The recording must be clearly labeled with your name, nationality, and the details of where and when it was recorded and what you are singing.
  • If you have an existing recent video recording of a concert with piano and /or orchestral accompaniment, this is acceptable for the initial submission. (Staged opera performances are acceptable; however, if you wish to include one of these please specify which role you are singing.)
  • You must have truthfully and accurately completed the entry form. The BBC may disqualify anyone who supplies any misleading or inaccurate information or breaches any of these Rules.

Deadline Details

Audition Information

Please visit this link to read this full list of audition requirements for each award.

Payment Information

Award
:
$
2500
-
$
20000
(
Flat Rate
)

The winner will be awarded the title of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023, a prize of £20,000* and the Cardiff Trophy made by Welsh Royal Crystal. The other four finalists will receive £2,500* each.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize
The winner will be awarded the title of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2023, a prize of £10,000* and The Patron’s cup, made by Welsh Royal Crystal. The other four finalists will receive £1000* each.
All finalists will receive a debut at Wigmore Hall, London.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Audience Prize
Residents of the UK only are given an opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant via the website and phone and the winner is awarded the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Audience Prize Trophy and £2500*

Additional prizes and awards may be introduced at the discretion of the organizers of the competition.

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Tags

Opera
Classical Voice
Wales
International Competition

Application Details

Deadline:
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Fee: $

Opportunity Dates

Start Date:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
End Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Cardiff Wales: Sat 10th Jun 2023 - Sat 17th Jun 2023

Stage 1: JULY 2022- AUGUST 2022
Viewing of recordings – a panel of 2 will reduce the number of entrants to c.70

Stage 2: AUGUST 2022 – SEPTEMBER 2022
A different panel of 2, including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will further reduce the number of entrants to c.45

Stage 3: NOVEMBER 2022 – DECEMBER 2022
Depending on circumstances we will either hold live auditions or ‘virtual’ online auditions. A different panel of 3 people will reduce the number of entrants to the final 16, with reserves.

Stage 4: 10-17 JUNE 2023: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023 in Cardiff

Location Details

Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff, Wales

Contact Email Address

sue.perry@bbc.co.uk

Contact Phone Number

Tel. 07872 968098

Contact Details

Competition Manager:
Sue Perry-Grech
sue.perry@bbc.co.uk
Tel. 07872 968098

Artistic Director:
David Jackson
david.jackson01@bbc.co.uk

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