Monday, April 07, 2014

Here are the winners of the Opera Awards

The Complete International Opera Award Winners for 2014 are as follows:

  • Accessibility:  Teatro Sociale di Como
  • Anniversary Production (Britten):  Peter Grimes on the beach (Aldeburgh Festival)
  • Anniversary Production (Verdi):  Verdi trilogy – La battaglia di Legnano, I due Foscari, I Lombardi (Hamburg Staatsoper)
  • Anniversary Production (Wagner):  Parsifal (Vlaamse Opera, Belgium)
  • CD (Complete Opera):  Otello (Verdi) (Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Resound)
  • CD (Operatic Recital):  Ann Hallenberg – Hidden Handel (Naïve)
  • Chorus:  Bayreuth Festival
  • Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko (Generalmusikdirektor of the Bayerische Staatsoper)
  • Designer:  Paul Brown
  • Director:  Barrie Kosky (Intendant and Chefregisseur of the Komische Oper Berlin)
  • DVD:  David et Jonathas (Marc-Antoine Charpentier) (Bel Air Classiques)
  • Female Singer:  Diana Damrau [congratulations]
  • Festival:  Aix-en-Provence
  • Lifetime Achievement:  Gerard Mortier (posthumous)
  • Male Singer:  Stuart Skelton [congratulations]
  • New Production:  Norma (Salzburg Festival)  [I'm very happy about this.]
  • Opera Company:  Oper Zürich [Happy about this, too]
  • Philanthropist/Sponsor:  Edgar Foster Daniels
  • Readers’ Award:  Joseph Calleja
  • Rediscovered Work:  Cristina, regina di Svezia (Jacopo Foroni) (Wexford Festival)
  • World Premiere:  The Merchant of Venice (André Tchaikowsky) (Bregenz Festival)
  • Young Singer:  Jamie Barton (is she the only American win?)

These awards purport to be International, but are really just British.  The people being awarded to come from all over the world, but the judges are all British.

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