Twenty-five of the finest singers from all over the world at the start of their careers competed for the title BBC Singer of the World in Cardiff.
There were five concerts, taking place in St David's Hall, Cardiff on 10-14 June 2001. Five competitors took part in each, and at the end of the concert, one is declared the winner of that evening.
After the fifth concert, the five highest ranked singers went through to the final. These were not necessarily the winners from each concert.
Concert 1: Sunday 10 June 2001
Concert winner: Marius Brenciu from Romania.
Concert 2: Monday 11 June 2001
Concert winner: Elina Garanca from Latvia.
Concert 3: Tuesday 12 June 2001
Concert winner: Andion Fernandez from the Philippines.
Concert 4: Wednesday 13 June 2001
Concert winner: Markus Brück from Germany.
Concert 5: Thursday 14 June 2001
Concert winner: Anna Kiknadze from Georgia.
Final: Saturday 16 June 2001
Winner: Marius Brenciu from Romania.