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Petroc Trelawny and Josie d’Arby host the 2021 Song Prize Final from St David's Hall, Cardiff.

Petroc Trelawny and Josie d’Arby host the first of two finals taking place in Cardiff this week. The Song Prize was first won by legendary Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel when it was introduced to the competition in 1989. For this Final the orchestra has been replaced by a piano as five singers undertake in the intimate and demanding discipline of ‘art song’ or lieder. Their aim is to impress the expert panel of judges: internationally acclaimed American soprano Roberta Alexander, John Gilhooly, director of one of the world’s great music venues, Wigmore Hall, and Welsh bass-baritone Neal Davies, who himself won the Song Prize title 30 years ago. Who will follow in his footsteps and be next to claim the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 Song Prize title?

2 hours


Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Presenter Josie d'Arby
Judge Neal Davies
Judge Roberta Alexander
Judge Aidan Lang
Conductor Michael Christie
Orchestra Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Series Producer Anwen Rees
Executive Producer Paul Bullock


  • Thu 17 Jun 2021 19:30
  • Thu 17 Jun 2021 21:45