Jongmin Park (South Korea), The Final, 2015
Bass Jongmin Park sings La calunnia from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Final 2015.
About the music: Dr Bartolo is Rosina's guardian, and would like to become her husband. He is in cahoots with Don Basilio, Rosina's music master, who suspects that Rosina and the handsome young Count Almaviva are in love. Here, Don Basilio advises Dr Bartolo to discredit the Count by spreading a rumour about him. In a witty 'patter' song, he describes how calumny can start as a breath of wind and end as a storm of scandal.