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  1. Cardiff Singer on Facebook and Twitter, and accommodation for 2011

    Tuesday 21 December 2010, 15:59

    The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition now has a presence on Facebook and Twitter, so you can sign up to follow us there for all the latest news.

    Be a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cardiffsinger

    Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cardiffsinger

    Accommodation in Cardiff

    If you're planning...

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  2. Tickets released for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011

    Friday 19 November 2010, 11:27

    Postal application forms are now available for the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    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...

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  3. Dame Joan Sutherland

    Friday 15 October 2010, 18:20

    It is with great sadness that the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition learns of the death of its patron, dramatic coloratura soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE, on 10 October 2010, at the age of 83.

    Dame Joan had a long friendship with...

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  4. 2011 Welsh competitor: John Pierce

    Wednesday 30 June 2010, 10:39

    Tenor John Pierce won the final of the 2010 Welsh Singers Competition at St David's Hall, Cardiff on Monday 28 June.

    John wins a trophy and £2,000, but the most valuable part of the prize is to represent Wales in the 2011...

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  5. Welsh Singers Competition 2010

    Tuesday 22 June 2010, 11:16

    The first stage of the quest for the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World takes place on 28 June 2010.

    Four singers take to the stage at St David's Hall, Cardiff on Monday 28 June, each hoping to be standing there again next June, representing their country in the 2011 competition.

    Each finalist in...

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  6. News from Ekaterina Scherbachenko

    Friday 14 May 2010, 11:20

    Almost a year after her thrilling win at the 2009 competition, Ekaterina Scherbachenko sang Tatyana in the Bolshoi Opera's Eugene Onegin at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in April 2010. Viv Goldberg caught up with her there.

    How...

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  7. Cardiff Singers for Wales announced

    Tuesday 16 March 2010, 10:25

    The four finalists selected to take part in the Welsh Singers Competition have been announced.

    The competition takes place every other year and is open to singers from Wales at the start of their careers. The winner goes on to represent his/her country in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in the following...

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  8. Annie Sankey Bursary

    Tuesday 22 December 2009, 10:32

    A new initiative, the Annie Sankey Bursary, has been launched to benefit Cardiff Singer competitors.

    The bursary is to help the singers with a contribution towards some of the costs of their career development. Each of the 25 singers who came to Cardiff in June has been offered the sum of £500 to help...

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  9. 2009 news

    Tuesday 22 December 2009, 10:29

    A round-up of some of the things that have been happening for 2009 Cardiff Singers since June, along with news of some alumni from previous competitions.

    The 2009 winner, Ekaterina Scherbachenko, was immediately signed up by the leading agency IMG Artists. In order to have more freedom to explore other...

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  10. The Final

    Sunday 14 June 2009, 11:39

    Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009.

    After an exciting night in St David's Hall, we have a new BBC Cardiff Singer of the World!

    Two sopranos, one tenor, one bass and one counter-tenor, all performing at the top of their...

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  11. The Song Prize Final

    Saturday 13 June 2009, 11:43

    Friday night saw the St David's Hall stage strangely empty - except for the gleaming grand piano, which would be supporting the singers in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize final.

    There had been a dramatic development on Friday morning. The Croatian baritone, Tomislav Lučić, who had been...

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  12. Last five to sing

    Friday 12 June 2009, 11:47

    The finalists for the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition have been announced.

    'Last five' are the words which best describe the Thursday night of Cardiff Singer. Not only does the audience hear the...

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  13. Singing for the Land of Song

    Thursday 11 June 2009, 11:53

    There was a palpable air of excitement in St David's Hall last night - as there always is when the home competitor is scheduled to sing - and there was not a spare seat to be had in the house.

    In her introduction to the evening, stage presenter Beti George, a popular fixture...

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  14. After concert two...

    Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:09

    Monday brought another packed day of music making.

    Five more singers took part in Recital Three of the Song Prize at the New Theatre in the afternoon, with a further five performing at St David's Hall in concert two in the evening.

    Broadcasting got well under way, with...

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  15. Halfway there

    Wednesday 10 June 2009, 11:57

    Tuesday represents a milestone during Cardiff Singer week. It's the last day of the Song Prize preliminary round, so the appreciative audience which has been attending this event will now have to find something else to do with their afternoons for the rest of the week. They have been able to enjoy Geraint...

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  16. Weekend feast of song

    Monday 8 June 2009, 12:14

    Torrential downpours were not enough to keep the devoted Cardiff Singer audience away from the New Theatre and St David's Hall over the weekend.

    The first singers to be heard in the 2009 competition were taking part in Recitals One and Two, on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. See...

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  17. Welcome and croeso!

    Friday 5 June 2009, 12:18

    Most of the competitors have arrived in Cardiff, getting to know the city and each other, having rehearsals and giving interviews for the TV and radio coverage.

    On Thursday night, they were welcomed to Cardiff and the competition at a party at their hotel. It was their first chance to meet the army...

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  18. Countdown to Cardiff

    Thursday 28 May 2009, 12:20

    Singers from all over the world start arriving in Wales next week ready to stake their claim for one of opera's most prestigious titles: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

    Find out about the singers along with the repertoire they will perform on the 2009 competitors page, and see the full performance...

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  19. Updates on the 2009 contestants

    Thursday 19 March 2009, 11:23

    Unfortunately Daniela Lehner, who was to represent Austria at the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, is indisposed and has had to withdraw. She will be replaced by the Bulgarian soprano, Emiliya Ivanova.

    Among the 25 rising stars competing in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009, some...

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  20. Cardiff Singer 2009 is launched

    Thursday 5 March 2009, 11:26

    • 25 singers named to compete in 2009 competition
    • More than 600 singers auditioned worldwide
    • Five new judges including Dame Gwyneth Jones
    • Andorra makes its competition debut

    The names of the 25 singers from across the continents who will travel to Wales to compete in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World are...

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