BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, which has been slipping down the visibility ranks, has boosted next year’s judging panel with the retired German baritone Thomas Quasthoff and the Korean soprano Sumi Jo.
This should guarantee late nights and much merriment (first beer’s on us, Tommy).
The competition has also just changed its dates to avoid the idiotic 2015 clash with the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Cardiff will take place from 11-18 June 2017. Application deadlines have been extended to next Friday. Apply here.