Tuesday, 28 April 2015

And the winner is.. (International Opera Awards 2015)

After Saturday's Il Turco  it is little wonder that readers of Opera Now chose Aleksandra Kurzak for one of their singers of the year; and Jonas Kaufmann as the other - who sang the title in  Andrea Chénier in January. Es Devlin (designer of Mahagonny and also the ROH Don Giovanni), and Christian Gerhaher also won awards (note his forthcoming residency at the Wigmore Hall). Birmingham Opera won the New Production award for  Khovanskygate. Great credit, and not for engagement but quality of output. Chorus of the year was WNO's, praise doubtless welcome. All details here.

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