Opera fans - anyone watching Cardiff Singer?

(26 Posts)
SingSongMummy Thu 20-Jun-13 19:44:51

And want to discuss?smile

chocoluvva Fri 21-Jun-13 12:30:08

Sorry, I haven't been, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy. When/where is it on?

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 14:42:10

BBC4 7:30pm every night. Some amazing young talent!

chocoluvva Fri 21-Jun-13 14:59:16

Thanks - will watch tonight.

There's and active thread in AIBU about (over)use of vibrato by the way.

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:20:18

Hello, late to the party, DD playing up. Wa hey Cardiff! Love Daniela Argentian's voice and her death stare.

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 20:33:53

I hope Daniela goes through - fab voice. I liked this Korean but the Handel didn't really suit him so well.

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:35:53

And the award for best use of sad Tra la la in a song goes to Bizet.

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:37:13

Cringing a bit at the interviews.

HumphreyCobbler Fri 21-Jun-13 20:37:19

Ooh, thanks, I am missing it

Watched the last two nights.

I realise I have no ear as they all sound so wonderful to me..

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 20:38:13

Quite excited about this Italian, although the dress is slightly worrying...

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 20:50:01

Bit disappointed sad . Still hope the Mezzo wins this round (for the dress too)

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:50:15

She left me oddly unmoved. Ooh! And one of the critics has just said the same thing!

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 20:51:43

Didn't believe a word of the Butterfly, I think she was busy concentrating on getting the notes out unfortunately!

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:51:59

Daniela Mack gets my vote - not literally as I can't be arsed to do phone votes - but I missed the first two.

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:55:32

What's all this Apprentice style nonsense?

Any views on the song prize contenders none the less?

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 20:58:42

Blimey. Was Teresa Romano on sparkling form earlier in the contest?

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 20:59:43

Can't believe they put Teresa through - would much rather have had the Portuguese soprano from the other night!

SingSongMummy Fri 21-Jun-13 21:01:03

Song prize should be interesting, fingers crossed the English chap has a half decent programme...

thatsalovelyhat Fri 21-Jun-13 21:07:13

Top programming BBC4, following up with Fleetwood Mac documentary. Nice to see the billboard with John Mayall on it - who joins Puccini in the small surviving collection of tapes in my car.

thatsalovelyhat Sat 22-Jun-13 16:47:26

Will be missing Cardiff tonight as am going out with DH - babysitter and everything.

SingSongMummy Sat 22-Jun-13 19:38:29

Aaaah, have a lovely night!

thatsalovelyhat Sun 23-Jun-13 19:44:43

Stonking good start with Jamie Barton tonight. Listening on the radio. Was feeling a bit low, already feeling better.

SingSongMummy Sun 23-Jun-13 21:19:17

Both mezzos were amazing. I seriously have no idea how the panel will choose between them.

thatsalovelyhat Sun 23-Jun-13 21:54:30

C'mon, c'mon, just tell us who won.

thatsalovelyhat Sun 23-Jun-13 22:00:52

Jamie Barton, well done her.

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