Tickets released for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011
This is the first opportunity for opera lovers across the globe to secure their season tickets for one of the most prestigious singing competitions in the world. Booking forms should be returned to St David's Hall by Friday 4 February 2011.
All eyes will be on Cardiff from Sunday 12 June - Sunday 19 June 2011 for the biennial competition which will be shown on television, heard on radio and online, and has become known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the start of their careers.
Nineteen singers from around the world are currently being selected to join the Welsh representative, the tenor, John Pierce, for a place in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011.
Every competitor will perform their choice of opera and concert repertoire in front of a distinguished jury and enthusiastic audience at St David's Hall, Cardiff. They will also have the option of entering the Song Prize competition in recitals of Lieder and Art Song.
Season tickets are for all the events taking place at St David's Hall and comprise four concerts and the Final for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and also the Song Prize Final, priced from £50-190. In addition, you can apply for Song Prize season tickets for the four recitals at the New Theatre for £24.
Tickets to join the audience for the very popular Master Classes, led by members of the world-famous jury on the Saturday between the two Finals, are £8. Master Classes will be held on Saturday 18 June at the New Theatre Cardiff and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Season tickets are available by post only. Brochures with booking forms are available from St David's Hall, Cardiff CF10 1AH, and should be returned to the venue by Friday 4 February 2011.
A booking form to download and details about BBC Cardiff Singer of the World can be found on the 2011 venues and tickets page.
Ticket booking for individual concerts will open on 1 March, but all available tickets for the Final on 19 June are likely to have been allocated to season ticket holders.