"As well as being a stage for opera performances, the competition has seen singers present less familiar repertoires, and even unaccompanied folk songs from their own countries, with the Lieder prize
growing in stature and popularity," he adds.
The baritone Christopher Maltman, winner of the Lieder prize
at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, was totally at home with this repertoire.
Bryn Terfel didn't win the main award in 1989 but he clinched the Lieder Prize
. Right, The 1987 finalists
The contest, staged every two years since 1983, has given many a newcomer a leg up on the road to fame, most notably Bryn Terfel who won the Lieder prize
In 1989, Terfel famously represented his country in the contest and although he won the Lieder Prize
(now Song Prize) he was runner-up in the overall competition, which was won by Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
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there in 1989.
As well as being a stage for opera performances, the competition has seen singers present less familiar repertoire, and even unaccompanied folk songs from their own countries, with the Lieder prize
growing in stature and popularity.
The internationally renowned Welsh bass-baritone returns to the hall - the venue where he won the Lieder Prize
in Cardiff Singer of the Year in the Eighties - St David's Hall on Sunday, May 11.
There will also be a chance for them to compete for the separate pounds 5,000 Song Prize, which was famously won by Bryn Terfel in 1989 when it was known as the Lieder Prize
She hopes to follow in the footsteps of Bryn Terfel, right, who won the Lieder Prize
at a previous Cardiff Singer of The World concert.
Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel, who won the Lieder Prize
in 1989 and went on to become a household name, said taking part in the competition could shape an opera singer's career.
That was the turning point for this son of a sheep farmer from North Wales who went on to take the Lieder prize
at the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World contest in 1989 and never looked back.