Monday, June 20, 2011

Valentina Naforniţă Wins Cardiff Singer of the World Prize

Valentina Naforniţă accepts her grand prize. Watch her performances in the video clips below:

Some exceptional stand-out performances came in the competition for the Song Prize. The first is American soprano Leah Crocetto who manages marvelously to sing Liszt back-to-back with Gershwin. The second is Ukranian baritone Andrei Bondarenko who went on to win first place. Both are outstanding. Two additional singers in the concert rounds also stood out. One especially worth listening to is Russian mezzo-soprano Olesya Petrova. The other is the wonderful coloratura soprano Hye Jung Lee.

1 comment:

  1. What a strange report. The standout performance came from Ms Naforniţă; to read your report she was a mere side-show.

    Those of us blessed to see her performances know that we were lucky to share in something very special.

    Like it or not, Valentina is the future.

    And I like it...