Anna Leese finalist in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. — 04.03.11

Anna Leese has been named a finalist in the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, due to take place in June 2011.

New Generation artist and soprano Anna Leese has been selected to participate in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Twenty finalists have been selected from hundreds of singers from around the world.   The competition will take place from 12 to 19 June 2011 in St David's Hall.

The competition will be whittled down to five finalists, who are selected by an international jury to take part in the final.

The winner receives £15,000 and a trophy.  He or she also may be offered high-profile engagements with the BBC and Welsh National Opera.

More information can be found on the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World website.  You can also see Anna Leese's profile here.