Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Going for Gold

Photo courtesy of Opera Omnia Productions

Congratulations to soprano Natalya Romaniw (Welsh 2009 CSW entrant) on winning the Guidhall School’s Gold Medal. Taking on fellow students – Ashley Riches, Victor Sicard and Koji Terada in a no-holds barred singathon, Romaniw, rich in Ukranian and Welsh heritage, was given the nod by the judging panel - a dodgy looking lot comprised of Jonathan Vaughan, Sian Edwards, Dame Janet Baker, Edward Gardner and Edward Seckerson – a case of two Ed’s better than one! Boom-boom! #TumbleweedMoment…

Romaniw follows in the footsteps of other Welsh winners, including Bryn Terfel and Gary Griffiths – soon to be making his professional debut as an Associate Artist of WNO in the role of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte later this month. I wonder if a dynamic, wandering pitch hair expert will make the grade next time around?

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