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Mongolian baritone claims Audience Prize in BBC opera singing competition

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Mongolia’s State Honored Artist E.Amartuvshin, who beat over 300 opera singers to qualify as one of the finalists of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, won the Audience Prize on Sunday night.
The competition takes place every two years and it was his first time competing in it. He was named as one of the top five contestants, after making it to the final stage of competition with 19 other singers.
E.Amartuvshin performed “Chinii Min Nulims” (Your Tears), composed by celebrated Mongolian artist N.Jantsannorov, at the finale. The Mongolian audience who watched the performance was grateful as he sang a song in his mother tongue.
He said after being named one of the top five finalists, “It is a great day. I am very happy, and I don’t know what to say. I made it to the final stage and I will prepare myself as best as I can.” His preparation paid off, and he raised Mongolia’s reputation in the world of opera by bringing home an honorable prize awarded by the show’s audience.
Belarusian singer Nadine Koutcher was crowned Cardiff Singer of the World, winning the competition’s trophy and a 15,000 GBP prize.
Auditions for the competition started in October last year, in eight cities, and the judges announced the 20 finalists early this year. The top five finalists were from Mongolia, Ukraine, South Korea, the United States, and Belarus.

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