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Introduction: Cardiff Singer of the World: Episode 4 (01:44)


Young singers showcase their talents and compete to become Cardiff's singer of the World. James Lark measures the acoustics in St. David's Hall by clapping. (Credits)

Martina Dike (04:58)

The mezzo soprano from Sweden sings an aria from "Carmen." It's good to be nervous but it must be controlled. Jury members include Dame Joan Sutherland, Eva Randhawa, Carlo Bergonzi, Cheryl Mills, Brian McMaster, and Peter Jonas.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (04:06)

The baritone from New Zealand emphasizes Lieder songs and sings an aria from "Don Giovanni." Rhodes enjoys the audience's reaction.

Susan Stacy (05:52)

The soprano from England paints and acts as well, creating a woman show about Jenny Lind. Power sopranos tend to be cast as the title characters of "Norma" and "Medea." Stacy performs arias from Ludwig van Beethoven and

Valeriy Murga (04:42)

The baritone explains how he found his voice after joining the army. See footage of him performing two arias during the competition.

Yi Ding (03:52)

Guang Yang wins the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 1997. The tenor performs an aria from Giacomo Puccini.

Winner Announced (02:46)

Lark explains that Dike and Rhodes are both talented and how he worries about Stacy's mid-range vocal quality. Dike is announced as the winner.

Credits: Cardiff Singer of the World 1999: Episode 4 (00:46)

Credits: Cardiff Singer of the World 1999: Episode 4

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Cardiff Singer of the World 1999: Episode 4

Part of the Series : Cardiff Singer Of The World 1999
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A biennial event attracting singers from every corner of the globe that compete for opera's most coveted crown in the world's most prestigious vocal contest. This episode features performances by Martina Dike, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Susan Stacey, Valeriy Murga, Yi Ding, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Daniel, and accompanist Phillip Thomas.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL185580

Copyright date: ©1999

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