Korean wins Cardiff Singer of the World in sadly muted contestmain
The Korean baritone Gihoon Kim won BBC Cardiff Singer of the World last night in a contest that took place without an audience and with barely a mention in any media apart from the BBC.
All outward facing aspects of this particular contest have been limply mishandled by the BBC.
Kim, 29, has been singing at Junge Oper Hannover, in Germany.
The Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize – voted for by people watching at home – went to English mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones.