Friday, 12 March 2010
The lull before the storm
A few months before 2009 winner Ekaterina Scherbachenko makes her Covent Garden debut as Tatyana the race to succeed her as BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 begins with The Final of the Welsh Singers 2010. Just as with the big boy competition the final is held at St David's Hall, who are now selling tickets for the final on June the 28th.
The four finalists are balanced neatly at fifty-fifty of the human species with Catrin Aur Davies and Rebecca Afonwy-Jones representing the gals with John Pierce and Samuel Evans sticking up for the boys. The winner will follow 2008 winner (gal) Natalya Romaniw and represent Wales at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011.
The jury is made up of some hangers on and general leeches who go by the monikers of Elaine Padmore, Rebecca Evans, Julian Smith, Robert Tear and some bloke who calls himself Bryn Terfel. Dubious looking bunch if you ask me.