Who is competing in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019?

We introduce you to the 20 singers taking part in this year’s competition

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This year's BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition features 20 singers from 15 countries, and for the first time the line-up includes a singer from Guatemala. The 20 singers will compete for the Main Prize, Song Prize and Audience Prize, the latter of which will be dedicated to the memory of baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died in 2017 and won the competition in 1989.

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Guadalupe Barrientos
Mezzo-soprano
Argentina
32 years old 

Lauren Fagan
Soprano
Australia
31 years old

Camila Titinger 
Soprano 
Brazil
29 years old

Mingjie Lei
Tenor
China
31 years old

Katie Bray
Mezzo-soprano
England
32 years old

Adriana Gonzalez
Soprano
Guatemala
27 years old

Jorge Espino
Baritone
Mexico
27 years old

Julien Van Mellaerts
Baritone
New Zealand
31 years old

Luis Gomes
Tenor
Portugal
32 years old

Roman Arndt
Tenor
Russia
30 years old

Karina Kherunts 
Mezzo-soprano
Russia
32 years old

Yulia Mennibaeva
Mezzo-soprano
Russia
31 years old

Owen Metsileng
Tenor
South Africa
31 years old

Leonardo Lee
Baritone
South Korea
31 years old

Sooyeon Lee
Soprano
South Korea
30 years old

Lena Belkina
Mezzo-soprano
Ukraine
31 years old

Andrei Kymach
Baritone
Ukraine
31 years old

Patrick Guetti 
Bass
US
31 years old

Richard Ollarsaba 
Bass-baritone
US
31 years old

Angharad Lyddon
Mezzo-soprano
Wales 
30 years old

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is taking place from 15-22 June 2019.