Tag Archives: Cardiff Singer of the World

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 7

by Megan Meister

Only nineteen singers today, and only three who “crashed and burned.”.   The majority of the rest of them sang decent, but unexceptional auditions, but there were a few who really impressed me for various reasons. One was an American baritone named Randal Turner who started off with Starbuck’s aria from the end of Act I […]

Linguistics Problem

by Suzanne Calvin

  Is there any way you can refer to yourself, or anybody else (for that matter) as “Singer of the World” without sounding pretentious to the point of silliness?  I mean, people climb on our backs for perceived overuse of the term “world-class.”  Well, perhaps the best way to avoid being accused of singing with your nose in […]