BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, which started on 10 June and continues until 18 June 2023, is a biennial competition. 16 singers from around the world perform in St David's Hall in Cardiff. The competition has launched the career of many opera singers, including Sir Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros, Karita Mattila, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jamie Barton and Gihoon Kim.

The performances are broadcast across the BBC to audiences around the UK and beyond, and the five singers are selected to compete in the final on Sunday, 18 June.

2023 competitors include Adolfo Corrado from Italy, Huhegala from China, and Johanna Wallroth from Sweden. The singers will perform in St David's Hall in Cardiff, which was recently ranked in the top 10 of the world's best-sounding concert halls.

The singers are accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ryan Bancroft, and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Michael Christie. The Main Prize jury is chaired by General Director of Welsh National Opera, Aidan Lang.

  Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017) performing Yeletsky's aria from Tchaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades (Op. 68) during the final of the 1989 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World competition in St David's Hall, Cardiff.

Information about how to watch/follow the competition

singer holding up trophy.
singer holding up trophy.
Gihoon Kim (Baritone – South Korea) – Main Prize Winner 2021 and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Soprano – South Africa) – Song Prize Winner 2021

Subscribe to Youtube @bbccardiffsinger to view new videos every week from the competition, including archive footage of years past.

If you're in the UK you can watch BBC Cardiff Singer of the World on the BBC iPlayer (you must have a TV licence to watch it). You can view clips of the competition from across the world on the BBC website.

Find out more about Cardiff

Discover more about Cardiff on Visit Wales website, including Your mini guide to Cardiff and discover some of other big events that take place in Cardiff.

buildings and reflections in water.
Cardiff Bay, South Wales

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