Introduction: Cardiff Singer of the World: Episode 2 (02:05)
Five singers will compete to win a place in the finals of "Cardiff Singer of the World" competition. The Welsh National Orchestra is conducted by Richard Hickox. Barbara Bonney, a soprano from America, will commentate. (Credits)
Franzita Whelan: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (04:40)
The soprano from Ireland performs "Alma grande e nobil core" from "K578" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra.
Franzita Whelan: Franz Schubert (04:28)
The soprano from Ireland competes for the Lieder prize singing "Nacht und Träme" from"Op 43 No 2."
Franzita Whelan: Alfredo Catalani (06:24)
The soprano from Ireland sings "Ebben? ne andró lontano" from "La Wally" accompanied by the Welsh National Opera. Jury members include Tom Krause, Pamela Rosenberg, Brian McMaster, Dame Joan Sutherland, and Marilyn Horne. Bonney compares Whelan's performance to Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, who competed yesterday.
Carlos Esquivel: Nikolai Rimsky-Korasakov (03:29)
The young bass from Argentina performs "Song of the Viking" from "Sadko" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra.
Carlos Esquivel: Alberto Ginastera (01:16)
The bass from Argentina competes for the Lieder Prize singing "No 1, Chacarera" from "Five Canciones Populares Argentinas."
Carlos Esquivel: Giuseppe Verdi (05:34)
The bass from Argentina performs "A te l'estremo addio ... il lacerato spirito" from "Simon Boccanegra" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra. Bonney feels he is a fantastic young talent.
Elîna Garanca: Mozart (06:37)
The mezzo-soprano from Latvia performs "Parto, parto" from "La Clemenza di Tito" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra.
Elîna Garanca: Johannes Brahms (04:44)
The mezzo-soprano from Latvia competes for the Lieder Prize accompanied by Philip Thomas.
Elîna Garanca: Gioachino Rossini (08:12)
The mezzo-soprano from Latvia performs "Una voce poco fa" from "The Barber of Seville" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra. Horne discusses how many singers do not have the personality for the aria. Bonney advises that Garanca's high notes will suffer if her voice gets any bigger.
Tito You: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (05:27)
Korea has very unique voices. The baritone performs "Yeletsky's Aria" from "The Queen of Spades."
Tito You: Gabriel Fauré (03:32)
The baritone from Korea competes for the Lieder Prize accompanied by Philip Thomas.
Tito You: Verdi (06:05)
You performs "É Sogno? O Realtá" from "Falstaff," accompanied by the Welsh National Opera. Bonney feels You could portray Master Ford at the Metropolitan Opera or Salzburg Festival.
Maryna Vyskvorkina: Rimsky-Korasakov (06:06)
Awards include two competitions in the Czech Republic and one in Germany. The soprano from Ukraine performs "Marfa's Aria" from "The Tsar's Bride" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra.
Maryna Vyskvorkina: Léo Delibes (04:23)
The soprano from Ukraine competes for the Lieder Prize singing "Les Filles de Cadix" accompanied by Philip Thomas. Rosenberg looks for someone who can think like the person they are portraying
Maryna Vyskvorkina: Verdi (10:41)
The soprano from Ukraine performs "E strano! ... Ah fors'è lui ... Sempre libera" from "La Traviata" accompanied by the Welsh National Orchestra. Bonney feels Vyskvorkina is a young Maria Callas.
Winner Announced (04:36)
Bonney feels the winner will be Vyskvorkina or Garanca; Esquivel needs more time to mature. Anthony Freud announces Garanca as the winner. (Credits)
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