Introduction: Cardiff Singer of the World: Episode 3 (02:24)
Five singers will compete to win a place in the finals of "Cardiff Singer of the World" competition. Jury members include Tom Krause, Joanne Rosenberg, Dame Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Brian McMaster, and Anthony Freud. Tomislav Lucic is being replaced by Luis Rodriguez; Barbara Bonney, a soprano from America, will commentate. (Credits)
Joanne Thomas: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (03:53)
The Welsh National Opera is conducted by Richard Armstrong. The mezzo-soprano from Wales performs "Ah! Scostati ,,, Smanie implacabilli" from "Cosi fan tutte."
Joanne Thomas: Johannes Brahms (03:08)
The mezzo-soprano from Wales competes for the Lieder prize, singing "Die Mainacht" from "4 songs Op 43 No 2."
Joanne Thomas: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (08:13)
The mezzo-soprano performs "Adieu forêts" from "Jeanne d'Arc." Joan of Arc leaves her home determined to succeed in her mission. Bonney feels she should become a lieder singer and sang the last aria beautifully.
Vladimir Moroz: Nikolai Rimsky-Korasakov (06:08)
Valery Gergiev runs the Kirov Opera School. The baritone from Belarus performs "Song of the Venetian Merchant" from "Sadko."
Vladimir Moroz: Lieder Prize (08:49)
Moroz chooses to compete for the song prize being accompanied by Gergiev's sister. The baritone sings several classical music pieces.
Vladimir Moroz: Gaetano Donizetti (06:59)
The baritone from Belarus performs "Leonora, ei del suo cor la brama... Ah, tanto amor" accompanied by the Dutch National Orchestra. Moroz is very intelligent and fearless.
Victoria Safronova: Mozart (07:21)
The Israeli soprano begins her repertoire singing "Crudele! - non mi dir" from "Don Giovanni."
Victoria Safronova: Lieder Prize (04:26)
The soprano performs excerpts of compositions from Richard Strauss and Rachmaninoff while competing for the Song Prize.
Victoria Safronova: Giuseppe Verdi (07:55)
The Israeli soprano concludes her repertoire singing "Surta é la notte... Ernani involami" from "Ernani." Bonney finds Safronova's voice too dark.
Luis Rodriguez: Giacomo Puccini (03:32)
Tomislav Lucic is being replaced by Luis Rodriguez. The Mexican tenor begins his repertoire singing "Hai ben ragione" from "Il tabarro."
Luis Rodriguez: Pietro Mascagni (04:00)
A soldier bids farewell to his mother before dueling his enemy. The Mexican tenor sings "Mamma quel vino é generoso" from "Cavalleria Rusticana."
Luis Rodriguez: Verdi (04:55)
The Mexican tenor concludes his repertoire singing "Di quella pira" from "Il trovatore." Bonney thinks he is fantastic and performed beautifully with no notice.
Andion Fernandez: Pablo Luna (05:59)
Fernandez is 32 years old. The soprano representing the Philippines begins her repertoire singing "De Espagna vengo" from "El nino judio."
Andion Fernandez: Tchaikovsky (08:53)
The soprano concludes her performance with "Tatyana's Letter Scene" from "Eugene Onegin." This is the first time the Philippines is being represented in the contest.
Winner Announced (01:54)
Moroz has a fantastic voice. The jury awards the crystal bowl to Fernandez, surprising the commentators. (Credits)
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