17 April 2012 at 3.07pm | 1 Comment
Richard Jones's production of Il trittico and Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek have been shortlisted for Royal Philharmonic Society Music awards.
The annual awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in 13 categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished figures. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations.
Nominated in the Opera and Theatre category, Richard Jones's production of Puccini's Il trittico opened in September 2011. Comprising three one-act operas by the composer - Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi - the programme received strong reviews. It was later screened internationally as part of the Royal Opera House cinema season.
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is nominated in the Singer category. The singer sang the title role in Anna Nicole, which premiered in February 2011 as well as in the aforementioned Il trittico. She returns to The Royal Opera this season in David McVicar's production of Les Troyens.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 8 May at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.