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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015

 

Help to choose the stars of the future, who will join Karita Mattila, Bryn Terfel, and many others like Jacques Imbrailo, the star of Glyndebourne’s Billy Budd, Ekaterina Scherbachenko and Andrei Bondarenko, the stars of their current Eugene Onegin. The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World aims to catch the moment when singing in the contest will give trajectory to a career.  Not all have won the final prize, but the competitive exposure to concerts in front of a distinguished jury, and a discerning audience has brought them to the notice of agents, opera managements and future audiences. Attending the concerts as part of the audience or at the Master Classes gives an insight into what goes into success as a singer - the importance of presentation, the choice of programmes to exhibit the voice and the personality, but not to overstrain it, the stamina to make it through the competition and, of course, a fair measure of luck.

 

In 2015 the new Artistic Director, David Jackson, from the Royal Welsh School of Drama and Music, and well known to audiences for his pre-concert talks, is aiming to enlarge the events at the Festival. While not yet finalised he hopes to screen some famous opera films, extend the master classes, have an additional orchestral concert and even a ‘Big Sing’.


Contestants will be selected by the provision of a DVD, which a first trawl will reduce to 100. This will then be selected again down to 50.  A panel of three will then travel to selected venues to make the final cut of 20, plus reserves.


We have the best seats for all performances in St David's Hall and your choice of seating at the Roayl Welsh School of Drama and Music


In order to guarantee hotel rooms, tickets and prices, deposits need to be received no later thacn 31 July 2014 .

 

Hotel: We stay in Superior Rooms at the the award winning Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff which is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, close to Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Cardiff City Hall. St David’s Hall is also within easy walking distance. The hotel incorporates the Laguna Health and Spa and has an indoor pool, spa bath, steam room, gymnasium, eight therapy rooms and a relaxation lounge.  The hotel also offers free WiFi for all guests.

 

Package Details:

The package price includes bed and breakfast accommodation for either five nights or nine nights at the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff, all tickets, a drinks reception and a half-day excursion.

 

Programme details:


Day 1 Saturday 13 June

Independent travel to Cardiff. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Cardiff


Day 2

14:00

19:30

Sunday 14 June

Recital 1 of the Song Prize at the Dora Stoutzker Hall

Recital 2 of the Song Prize at the Dora Stoutzker Hall

 

Day 3

14:00

19:25

Monday 15 June

Recital 3 of the Song Prize at the Dora Stoutzker Hall

Concert 1 of the Singer of the World at St David’s Hall

 

Day 4

14:00

19:25

Tuesday 16 June

Recital 4 of the Song Prize at the Dora Stoutzker Hall

Concert 2 of the Singer of the World at St David’s Hall.

 

Day 5

19:25

 

Wednesday 17 June

Concert 3 of the Singer of the World at St David’s Hall.

 

Day 6

19:25

 

Thursday 18 June

Concert 4 of the Singer of the World at St David’s Hall.

 

Day 7

19:25

 

Friday 19 June

Song Prize Final.

Day 8

11:00

 

15.00

 

 

Saturday 20 June

Masterclasses of the Cardiff Singer of the World at the Dora Stoutzker Hall.

Masterclasses of the Cardiff Singer of the World at the Dora Stoutzker Hall.

 

Day 9

17:00

 

Sunday 21 June

Cardiff Singer of the World Final.

Day 10

 

 

Monday 22 June

Independent departure from Cardiff.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The timings given above are still to be confirmed and are subject to change.

 

Departure Dates and Prices


17 June – 22 June 2015

Price: £9250 per person

5 Nights Tour Code: CAR/1/2015

Single Supplement: £300

13 June – 24 June 2013

Price: £1,250 per person

9 Nights Tour Code: CAR/2/2015

Single Supplement: £450

 

Deposit: £300 per person - 5 Nights

Deposit: £400 per person - 9 nights

Exeutive Rooms and Suites: Price on Request

 

PRIORITY BOOKING - in order to guarangee hotel rooms, tickets and prices, deposits need to be received no later than 31 July 2014.

 

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