Nadine Koutcher (Belarus), Round 4, 2015
Soprano Nadine Koutcher sings Les oiseaux dans la charmille from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann in Cardiff Singer of the World 2015.
About the music: Olympia is a mechanical doll, with whom Hoffmann has fallen in love. In the Doll’s Aria, she sings of the birds in the arbour and the sun, all speaking of love. Everything that sings and sighs moves her heart. Every now and then, her clockwork runs down and she has to be wound up again.