(030) Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo 25 and over

Entry Deadline
 1 May 2020

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B
Section A:
Opera:
'Ahimè! Dove trascorsi?’ / ‘Che farò senza Euridice’ (‘Gwae fi! Rwyf ar ddisberod’ / ‘Beth a wnaf heb Euridice’), Orfeo, Gluck, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS8108] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan (recitiative) and John Griffith (aria)
‘En vain, pour éviter (Cân y cerdiau: ‘Yn ofer ceisiwn newid’), Carmen, Bizet, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS8108] Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Connais-tu le pays’ (’Wyddost ti am y wlad’), Mignon, Ambroise Thomas, Operatic Anthology Volume II: Mezzo-Soprano and Alto [Schirmer GS32584]

Oratorio/Mass:   
‘Ye sacred priests’ / ’Farewell, ye limpid springs’ (‘Offeriaid glân’ / ‘Ffarwel, risialaidd ddyfroedd’), Jephtha, Handel [Novello NOV070128] Welsh words by T Gwynn Jones
‘Father of Heav’n!’ (‘Dragwyddol Dad’), Judas Maccabeus, Handel, Oratorio Anthology Alto/Mezzo-Soprano [Hal Leonard 0074059] Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

Section B:
Welsh Solo
‘O Fab y Dyn’, Meirion Williams [Ricordi LD515)]
‘Pan ddaw’r nos’, Meirion Williams [Tŷ Cerdd TCV 096]

33. David Ellis Memorial Prize – Blue Riband
The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 29-32 to compete on the pavilion stage.
(a) Solo (Section A)
(b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding Meirion Williams

Prize:
David Elis Memorial Medal (Delyth Hopkins Evans, Pontrhydygroes) and £200 (Cronfa Goffa y Bariton Aeron Gwyn, enillydd y Rhuban Glas yn 2005)
Ysgoloriaeth Dai Jones (Llanilar), worth £500 for the winner of the David Ellis Memorial Prize towards accompaniment costs and further coaching
The winner will accept a special invitation to perform in Australia during the St David’s Day celebrations at the Melbourne Welsh Church

Prizes
  1. £150 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)
  2. £100 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)
  3. £50 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)
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