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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 - Main Prize Final

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. After winning their round they now get to perform in front of our distinguished jury once more for the title of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Cardiff Trophy and £20,000. They will be accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ewa Strusińska and Ariane Matiakh.

The Audience Prize

The Audience Prize is voted 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. Dame Joan Sutherland was patron of the competition for many years and a huge supporter of Dmitri, so it is fitting that her husband, Richard Bonynge, has agreed to present the Audience Prize Trophy this year in his wife’s name.

Pre-Concert Talk with Donald Maxwell

Over the course of the competition week ticket-holders can join our popular free talks to hear insights into the music being performed. Taking place at the venue 45 minutes prior to each round and final.

If you wish to purchase the Main Prize SEASON TICKET (4 rounds plus the final), please click here.

Watch Catriona Morison from Scotland, winner of 2017's final performing below:

£70  Stalls
 Tiers 1, 2 & 8
 Tier 11 rows A-E
£55  Tiers 3 & 7
 Tier 10 rows A-E
 Tier 11 rows F-K
 Tier 12 rows A-E


 Tier 9
 Tier 10 rows F-H
 Tier 12 rows F-H
 Tier 13

Plus an optional £1.50 postage fee.
For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444.  Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Sir David Pountney (Chair)
 (c): Nick Treharne
 José Cura
Wasfi Kani  Dame Felicity Lott
(c): Trevor Leighton
Frederica von Stade
(c): Robert Millard