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Big Screen in tune with singers
Ji-Min Park from Korea competes for the song prize, accompanied by David Gowland - copyright Brian Tarr
Ji-Min Park of Korea competes for the song prize accompanied by David Gowland

Live coverage of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is being shown on the BBC Big Screen in Cardiff.

Heats of the bi-annual contest can be seen nightly leading up to the final on Sunday June 14, ahead of transmission on BBC Two Wales and BBC Four.

The BBC Big Screen will then show live relays of performances from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Verdi's La Traviata can be seen on Tuesday June 30 and Rossini's The Barber of Seville on Wednesday July 15.

Cathryn Allen, BBC Cymru Wales Head of Broadcast Development, said: "BBC Cardiff Singer of the World brings the world's brightest singing talent to the Welsh capital.

BBC Big Screen in Cardiff
The BBC Big Screen shows a wide range of BBC and community material

"With the BBC Big Screen in Cardiff situated at The Hayes - directly outside St David's Hall, the concert venue at the heart of the competition - we plan to broadcast live relays of the heats so that we can share the thrilling concert experience with even more people locally."

The live relays are scheduled to start at 7.30pm and last approximately three hours.

Visitors are asked to dress appropriately for the forecast weather conditions as The Hayes is not under cover.

Limited seating will be available in the area but portable furniture is not permitted.

The Big Screen in Cardiff normally shows BBC news, sport, weather and other programme highlights along with material produced by local community groups from 7am till 11pm daily.

A similar screen in Swansea's Castle Square will also be showing the live relays from Covent Garden.

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