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Joyce DiDonato, Michael Volle, George Benjamin and The Royal Opera's Elektra shortlisted for RPS Music Awards 2014

List of previous winners reads like a who's who of classical music.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

15 April 2014 at 4.34pm | Comment on this article

The shortlist for the 2014 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards has been announced.

The Royal Opera's Elektra has been nominated for the Opera and Music Theatre award. Charles Edwards's dark and dramatic production returned to Covent Garden in September 2014, receiving rave reviews from audiences and press alike.

Joyce DiDonato and Michael Volle have been nominated for the Singer award, for their performances in La donna del lago and Les Vêpres siciliennes respectively. Joyce returns to Covent Garden in The Royal Opera's new production of Maria Stuarda in July 2014.

George Benjamin has been nominated in the Large Scale Composition category for Written on SkinThe opera had its UK premiere at Covent Garden in March 2013, receiving rave reviews and leading to a forthcoming new opera from Benjamin and writer Martin Crimp in 2018Barbara Hannigan is nominated in the Singer category.

Other nominees include Andris Nelsons and Spitalfields Music's Musical Rumpus, which comes to the Royal Opera House in June 2014.

The awards, which were set up in 1989 and are judged by a jury of eminent musicians, are the highest accolade for live classical music in the UK.

Previous RPS Music Award winners include Anne Sofie von Otter, Simon Rattle, and Bryn Terfel.

The winners will be announced on 13 May 2014 at a ceremony broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

See the full RPS Music Awards shortlist.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

15 April 2014 at 4.34pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Opera and tagged by Charles Edwards, Elektra, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Volle, Production, Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, RPS Music Awards

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