FIVE SINGERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FINAL OF BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD 2017 - FROM THE USA, MONGOLIA, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA & SCOTLAND
Kang Wang, a 29 year old tenor from Australia, was chosen as the winner of Round 4 of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 tonight (Thursday, June 15).
Kang joins Round 1 winner Anthony Clark Evans from the USA, Round 2 winner Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar from Mongolia, and Round 3 winner Louise Alder from England, to perform in the final in front of the distinguished jury and live audience at St David’s Hall, Cardiff this Sunday, June 18.
Taking 5th place in the line-up of young opera stars will be the judges’ choice of Wild Card - Catriona Morison - a 31 year old mezzo soprano from Scotland.
The singers will perform their choice of repertoire and will be accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Søndergård and Tomáš Hanus. The winner of the main prize will receive £15,000 and the Cardiff Trophy.
Judging the main prize is a panel comprising of chairman and director of Welsh National Opera David Pountney, mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, soprano Sumi Jo, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and conductor Anu Tali.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: The Final
Sunday, June 18, BBC Four, 7.30pm
Sunday, June 18, BBC Two Wales, 7.30pm
Sunday, June 18, BBC Radio 3, 7.30pm
Sunday, June 18, BBC Radio Cymru, 7pm
Sunday, June 18, BBC Radio Wales, 9pm
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: The Final Encore Sunday, June 18, BBC Two Wales, 10pm