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.
Information about how to watch/follow the competition
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.