As BBC Cardiff Singer of the World returns to Cardiff this week, we grabbed a photo opportunity with 2015 finalist, Blaise Malaba, who has since taken up an MA in Opera for Performance at the College.
From studying International Relations in Ukraine, Blaise took up vocal training in 2012 and went on to reach the final 20 performers at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015. After his visit to RWCMD for a Masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the bass vocalist then returned to the College in 2016 to begin an MA in Opera for Performance.
This year, Blaise will join Dame Kiri Te Kanawa once again for a sold-out Masterclass in the Dora Stoutzker Hall. Catch some of last years’ class below.
Blaise is now generously supported by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the Waterloo Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust.
Catch him later this term in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Directed by Martin Constantine, this modern opera is ‘a synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre,’ showing at Sherman Theatre from 3-5 July.