Joan Sutherland: «BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 1995»

22 Dec

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition has been established in favour for opera and art singers held every two years. The competition was started by BBC Wales in 1983 to celebrate the opening of St David’s Hall in Cardiff, Wales, home of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

From 2003, the competition’s first Patron was Dame Joan Sutherland, until her death in 2010. The patron from 2011 is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

This clip is from 1995’s Masterclass. Joan Sutherland is extremely funny in it! Needless to say it’s worth watching it.

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