BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011
All eyes are on Cardiff from 12 - 19 June 2011 - from agents and managers to opera house directors and impresarios - whether they are in the city or experiencing Cardiff Singer of the World on TV, radio or online.
Established in 1983, this biennial competition quickly became known throughout the classical world as one of the world's premier showcases for opera and concert singers at the start of their careers.
Cardiff Singer of the World was started by BBC Cymru Wales, and is considered by many to be the world's premier singing competition.
Hundreds of talented young singers from all around the world apply to take part in the competition, hoping to be among one of the lucky ones who come to the capital of Wales to represent their country.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is organised by BBC Cymru Wales in association with Welsh National Opera and supported by the City and County of Cardiff.