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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD 2019
Saturday 15 – Saturday 22 June 2019
SEASON TICKETS
NOW ON SALE

Season Ticket Brochure 2019
FAQs

There are 3 options to choose from below:

SONG PRIZE SEASON TICKET (four heats and the final)
MAIN PRIZE SEASON TICKET (four heats and the final)
MAIN PRIZE SEASON TICKETS (four heats and the final), PLUS SONG PRIZE FINAL

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO BOOK FOR THE SONG PRIZE SEASON TICKET AND MAIN PRIZE SEASON TICKET YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE TWO SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS*

Our audience is one of the most remarkable things about Cardiff Singer – passionate, opinionated and knowledgeable – it just wouldn’t be the same without you. 

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is a life-changing experience for twenty young singers at the start of their professional careers. Over four hundred gifted singers applied from all over the world, and the final twenty have made it through a rigorous selection process. Now they get to perform in front of our distinguished jury. They will be accompanied by two world-class orchestras – the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ewa Strusińska, and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra conducted by Ariane Matiakh. 

The performances are broadcast across the BBC to audiences around the UK and beyond, and the five strongest singers are selected to compete in the exhilarating final at St David’s Hall. The singer named BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is presented with the Cardiff Trophy and £20,000. 

THE SONG PRIZE

The Song Prize puts our singers well and truly under the spotlight. Performing some of the most beautiful Lieder and art songs in the repertoire, the singers are accompanied by internationally renowned pianists including Llŷr Williams and Simon Lepper. 

The intimate recitals take place at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, with a final at St David’s Hall. The winner receives the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize Trophy and £10,000. 

THE AUDIENCE PRIZE

The Audience Prize is voted for by our audiences and presented during the grand final. Winners receive The Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize, £2,500 and a crystal trophy. This year the prize is dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the much missed and beloved baritone who became Cardiff Singer of the World in 1989. 

Our audience is one of the most remarkable things about Cardiff Singer – passionate, opinionated and knowledgeable – it just wouldn’t be the same without you. 

MAIN PRIZE SEASON TICKETS

Buying a Season Ticket for all four Main Prize heats and the Final means that you will save money and be assured of your favourite seats for the week. 

SONG PRIZE SEASON TICKETS

For the first time this year you can choose your reserved seats for the Song Prize heats in the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as well as the Song Prize final at St David’s Hall. 

SONG PRIZE FINAL

If you’re buying a Season Ticket for the Main Prize you can get a discounted ticket for just £20 for the Song Prize Final at St David’s Hall on Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm. 

PROGRAMME

You can also choose to buy your programme book for the week, full of the all the information you need about the contestants and their music, for only £12. 

PLEASE NOTE: The competition is on from Saturday 15 until Saturday 22 June 2019, instead of Sunday to Sunday as in previous years. 

‘The auditions this year have been excellent; we are in for something special in June, and I’m greatly looking forward to the competition.’
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Patron 

I am so honoured to have won Cardiff Singer of the World Main Prize and (joint) Song Prize 2017. It is quite literally a dream come true. Winning has accelerated my career and opened doors to some wonderful and exciting opportunities. Thank you BBC Cardiff Singer of the World for this incredible platform.’
Catriona Morison, Scotland
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and Joint Song Prize Winner, 2017

*There are no booking or transaction fees.

December 2018
M T W T F S S
 

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