Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdottir Withdraws from Cardiff Singer of the World

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition has announced that Icelandic competitor, Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdottir, has had to withdraw from the competition. In a statement, the competition said, “Like all our singers Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir has taken and passed repeated COVID Tests but yesterday she received a track and trace notification after flying here from Iceland. We must follow {…}

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Announces 2021 Contestants

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition has announced the names of this year’s contestants. The following singers will be competing for the prestigious award: soprano Christina Gansch, tenor Chuan Wang, bass Nicolai Elsberg, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards, mezzo-soprano Natalia Kutateladze, soprano Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir, baritone Michael Rakotoarivony, baritone Ankhbayar Enkhbold, baritone Gihoon Kim, bass-baritone Jusung Park, soprano Elbenita Kajtazi {…}

20 Singers Announced To Compete In BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World 2019 Competition

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 has announced that 20 outstanding classical singers from across the globe have been selected to compete in the prestigious competition. The competitors, who were chosen from a pool of 400 applicants and hail from 15 different countries, include: tenor Roman Arndt and mezzo-sopranos Karina Kherunts and Yulia Mebbibaeva from Russia; baritone Leonardo Lee {…}