Thursday 09 April 1998
According to our very own Edward Seckerson, who was present throughout the rehearsals and performances for last year's wildly prestigious international competition for the Cardiff Singer of the World, it was abundantly clear from the word go that, if everything went according to plan, Guang Yang was going to win. And winning this competition is serious stuff. Even winning the Lieder prize - the unofficial runner-up - does your career a power of good. Look at the man who lost out a few years back to Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky: one Bryn Terfel. England's Christopher Maltman won the 1997 Lieder prize and he's been extremely busy ever since, winning glowing notices for his Billy Budd at WNO as well as for his recital work. Apart from her post-competition London concert, this week's series of concerts marks the first chance to glory in Guang Yang's effortlessly fluid sound.
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