2017 Competition

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017

Between 11th and 18th June 2017 the city of Cardiff, not to mention the BBC’s airwaves, will be filled with the glorious sounds coming from twenty of the world’s finest young singers, as they perform in front of our illustrious jury (chaired by David Poutney) and our patron, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Cardiff will once again be alive with song for the duration of the competition, with the Main Prize (at St David’s Hall), and the Song Prize (recitals at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and the final at St David’s Hall). We will welcome back our two orchestras, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by their Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård, and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conducted by their new Musical Director, Tomáš Hanus.

Our exciting range of fringe events across the city will return, from films to recitals, master classes to talks; more information will be available in the spring.

2017 Competition
Applications for the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of The World closed in June 2016. From hundreds of initial applications, the judging panel narrowed down the competitors and have spent much of the end of 2016 auditioning singers from all over the world, to pick the final twenty singers who will take part in Cardiff in June 2017.

Read the rules for the 2017 competition. (Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader. File size is 167KB)