It is Operatunity Knocks time again.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is back from 15-22 June 2019 with 20 singers representing 15 countries competing for a £20,000 cash prize and trophy. (Some countries get more than one bite of the cherry and some get automatic entry – funding and all of that.)
The Main Prize Final is on Saturday 22 June with the five final contenders are accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Ewa Strusińska and Ariane Matiakh at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
There is also a Song prize takes place alongside the main competition at the Ryal Welsh College of Music and Drama with its own final at St David’s Hall on June 20.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Patron of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, says: “BBC Cardiff Singer is the foremost competition of its kind and is a key part of the international classical calendar.”
There are an assortment of other accompanying events around the competition which happens every other year.
Broadcast and online coverage is across the BBC outlets.
There is still good availability of tickets for all the rounds of the main competition and Song Prize Final. Some tickets are also still available for the main competition final on June 22.