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Louise Alder is audience favourite at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Tuesday 20 June 2017

 

RCM graduate Louise Alder has won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition.

The prize – named after the much-loved RCM alumna and soprano – is voted for by audiences in the hall and across the globe. Louise reached both the Song Prize and Main Prize finals of the competition, held at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on 17 and 18 June. Her performances, including ‘Qui la voce sua soave… Vien diletto’ from Bellini’s I puritani and ‘I want magic!’ from Previn’s A Streetcar named Desire, are available to view on the competition's website.

Louise graduated from the RCM International Opera School in 2013 as the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa scholar, where she studied with Dinah Harris. She is the third RCM graduate to win the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize in the last decade, following baritone Jacques Imbrailo in 2007 and tenor Ben Johnson in 2013.

For more details visit the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World website