When the voice alone is not enough: BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

BBC Cardiff Singer, Grand Final

Nadine Koutcher © Brian Tarr

Nadine Koutcher
© Brian Tarr

St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 21st June 2015

Cardiff Castle hosted an entertaining bout of medieval jousting yesterday afternoon, but in the evening all eyes and ears turned to the vocal jousting in St David’s Hall. The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World had reached its Grand Final, five singers battling it out for the main prize. None of our riders was unseated in displays never less than creditable, yet did the judges reach the right conclusion? In awarding the laurels to Belarusian soprano Nadine Koutcher, rather than audience favourite Amartuvshin Enkhbat, I don’t believe they did.

Read the full review on Bachtrack.

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