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The Final

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, The Final

The winner is revealed in the search for the world's most promising young opera singer.

Song Prize Final

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, Song Prize Final

Accompanied only by the piano, five young opera singers compete for the Song Prize.

Round 4

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, Round 4

Armenian, English, Scottish, Uzbek and Australian singers compete for a final place.

Round 3

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, Round 3

Singers from England, South Africa, Ukraine, Turkey and the USA compete for a final place.

Round 2

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, Round 2

Singers from Wales, Italy, Mongolia, Belgium and South Korea compete for a final place.

Round 1

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2017, Round 1

Singers from Italy, Russia, Norway, Mongolia and the USA compete for a place in the final.

Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC

Kiri Te Kanawa at the BBC

The New Zealand soprano looks back at her life in song through 40 years of performances.

The Barber of Seville from Glyndebourne

The Barber of Seville from Glyndebourne

Rossini's comic opera traces the efforts of Figaro to win his master his chosen bride.

Danielle de Niese: The Birth of an Opera

Danielle de Niese: The Birth of an Opera

A backstage pass to Danielle de Niese's preparations for her role in The Barber of Seville

Pappano's Italian Double Bill at the Royal Opera House

Pappano's Italian Double Bill at the Royal Opera House

Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci from Covent Garden.

Placido Domingo at the BBC

Placido Domingo at the BBC

Featuring great arias from Aida, Die Walkure, Simon Boccanegra and Pagliacci.

The Passion

The Passion

Contemporary retelling of Jesus's last days by Streetwise Opera and The Sixteen.

La traviata: Love, Death and Divas

La traviata: Love, Death and Divas

Amanda Vickery and Tom Service reveal the story behind Verdi's La traviata.

Soprano

1. Pappano's Classical Voices: Soprano

Antonio Pappano explores the great soprano roles and singers of the last 100 years.

Andrea Chénier from the Royal Opera House

Andrea Chénier from the Royal Opera House

Umberto Giordano's passionate drama about liberty and love in the French Revolution.

Baritones and Basses

4. Pappano's Classical Voices: Baritones and Basses

Antonio Pappano concludes his series by looking at the baritones and basses.

Mezzo-Soprano

3. Pappano's Classical Voices: Mezzo-Soprano

Exploring the role of the mezzo-soprano, who often plays the rival or the villainess.

Tenor

2. Pappano's Classical Voices: Tenor

Antonio Pappano explores the great tenor roles and singers of the last 100 years.

Glyndebourne: The Untold History

Glyndebourne: The Untold History

Documentary looking at the world of opera house Glyndebourne in its 80th anniversary year.

Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni

Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni

Documentary exploring the premiere of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.

Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House

Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House

Mozart's Don Giovanni, a depiction of the last day and night of the iconic seducer.

Remembering the Holocaust: Defiant Requiem

Remembering the Holocaust: Defiant Requiem

How a choir of Jewish prisoners defiantly performed Verdi's Requiem in front of the Nazis.

Billy Budd from Glyndebourne

2010 production of Benjamin Britten's opera Billy Budd, set on a British man-o-war ship.

Britten's Endgame

Britten's Endgame

Documentary exploring Benjamin Britten's creativity in the face of death.

Kathleen Ferrier: An Ordinary Diva

Kathleen Ferrier: An Ordinary Diva

Profile of the great British contralto Kathleen Ferrier.

Written on Skin from the ROH

Written on Skin from the ROH

An opera by composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp at the Royal Opera House.

The Song Prize Final

6. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Concerts, The Song Prize Final

The Song Prize final sees singers perform art song and lieder accompanied by the piano.

Part 3

3. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Highlights, Part 3

Highlights from the third round, featuring Welsh baritone Gary Griffiths.

Part 4

4. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Highlights, Part 4

The fouth round featuring singers from Poland, England, Argentina, South Korea and Italy.

Part 5

5. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Highlights, Part 5

A review of the five finalists, plus on stage the climax of the song prize takes place.

Part 1

1. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Highlights, Part 1

Highlights from the opening round of the international opera singing competition.

Part 2

2. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Highlights, Part 2

Round two features contestants from Hungary, Russia, Egypt, Italy and South Africa.

Round 4

5. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Concerts, Round 4

Contestants come from Poland, England, Argentina, South Korea and Italy.

Round 1

2. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Concerts, Round 1

Featuring singers from South Korea, England, China, USA and Croatia.

Round 2

3. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Concerts, Round 2

Round two sees singers from Hungary, Russia, Egypt, Italy and South Africa compete.

Round 3

4. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: 2013, Concerts, Round 3

Today's contenders are from Lithuania, Portugal, Wales, Ukraine and Belarus.