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Olivier Awards 2018: The Royal Ballet's Flight Pattern and The Royal Opera's Semiramide win

The Royal Opera House won three awards at this year's ceremony.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 April 2018 at 11.22am | 4 Comments

The winners of this year's Olivier Awards have been announced, with the Royal Opera House taking home three awards.

The Royal Ballet's Flight Pattern, which was choreographed by Crystal Pite and responds to the ongoing refugee crisis, won Best New Dance Production. The ballet will return to Covent Garden as part of the forthcoming 2018/19 Season.

The Royal Opera won two awards: Best New Opera Production for David Alden's staging of Rossini's Semiramide, while Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona won Outstanding Achievement in Opera for their performances in the same work.

This year's big winners were Hamilton, which won seven awards; and The Ferryman, which won three prizes.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • Best actor in a supporting role in a musical: Michael Jibson, Hamilton
  • Best actress in a supporting role in a musical: Sheila Atim, Girl from the North Country
  • Outstanding achievement in music: Hamilton
  • Best new dance production: Flight Pattern (The Royal Ballet)
  • Outstanding achievement in dance: Francesca Velicu, Le Sacre du Printemps
  • Best entertainment and family: Dick Whittington
  • Best theatre choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
  • Best musical revival: Follies
  • Best actor in a musical: Giles Terera, Hamilton
  • Best actress in a musical Shirley Henderson, Girl from the North Country
  • Best revival: Angels in America
  • Best new comedy: Labour of Love
  • Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre: Killology
  • Best lighting design: Howell Binkley, Hamilton
  • Best sound design: Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton
  • Best costume design: Vicki Mortimer, Follies
  • Best set design: Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Bertie Carvel, Ink
  • Best actress in a supporting role: Denise Gough for Angels in America
  • Best new opera production: Semiramide (The Royal Opera)
  • Outstanding achievement in opera: Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona, Semiramide (The Royal Opera)
  • Best actor: Bryan Cranston, Network
  • Best actress: Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
  • Best director: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
  • Best new play: The Ferryman
  • Best new musical: Hamilton

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

9 April 2018 at 11.22am

This article has been categorised Awards, Off stage and tagged by Crystal Pite, by David Alden, Daniela Barcellona, Flight Pattern, Joyce DiDonato, Olivier awards, Production, Semiramide

This article has 4 comments

  1. Margareta H K Petre responded on 9 April 2018 at 11:47am Reply

    What a wonderful article and movie

  2. Brian Dotson responded on 9 April 2018 at 7:01pm Reply

    Well done ROH! Thoroughly deserved. 'Semiramide' was stupendous; an opera I have wanted to see for a long time & certainly not disappointed. The humanity in the closing emotionally charged scenes was overwhelming. Joyce Di Donato & Daniella Barcellona absolutely brilliant. Could sit through that production again!

  3. Clara Hayes responded on 9 April 2018 at 8:35pm Reply

    Bravoooo! I'm particularly delighted about the Semiramide and Joyce and Daniela, as I'm a passionate fan of these two stars and of Rossini, but very well done to David Alden and all other winners!

    These are tough times, so good news in the arts has to be extra-special. Music and drama help to unite us when so much divides.

    Clara H.

  4. Maria and David L responded on 10 April 2018 at 2:45pm Reply

    Bravissimo to the ROH and in particular to the outstanding performance of always excellent Joyce DiDonato and Daniella Barcellona. Long it may continue that these singers are winning well deserved appreciation around the globe.

    Music in general and opera in particular has been doing its magic for ages and it is so much needed now (spring 2018) during these very worrying times.

    Congratulations to all at ROH of which we are very proud. Lots of further creative success!

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