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Winners of 2016 International Opera Awards announced

Best Conductor Gianandrea Noseda and Best Male Singer Gregory Kunde both appear in The Royal Opera's new production of Il trovatore.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

16 May 2016 at 1.54pm | 1 Comment

The winners of this year's International Opera Awards have been announced.

The awards were held at the Savoy Hotel in London on 15 May 2016 and were hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny.

Gianandrea Noseda, who conducts upcoming performances of The Royal Opera's Il trovatore, won the award for Best Conductor. American tenor Gregory Kunde, who will sing the role of Manrico in David Bösch’s new production, was named Best Male Singer.

Kunde performed live at the event, as did soprano Ermonela Jaho, who collected The Readers' Award – the only award voted for by the public.

Other winners included English National Opera, who won the award for Best Chorus; Laurent Pelly, who picked up Best Director; and Vicki Mortimer, who recently collaborated with Katie Mitchell on her new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, who won Best Designer.

The full list of International Opera Awards winners:

The Opera Platform

CD Complete Opera
Les Martyrs (Opera Rara)

CD Operatic Recital
Ann Hallenberg: Agrippina (DHM)

English National Opera

Gianandrea Noseda

Vicki Mortimer

Laurent Pelly

The Tsar's Bride (Bel Air)

Female Singer
Mariella Devia


Lifetime Achievement
Brigitte Fassbaender

Male Singer
Gregory Kunde

New Production
Peter Grimes (Theater an der Wien)

Opera Company
Dutch National Opera

Bill and Judy Bollinger
Christine Collins

Rediscovered Work
Le Roi Carotte (Opéra de Lyon)

World Premiere
Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera)

Young Conductor
Giacomo Sagripanti

Young Director
Fabio Ceresa

Young Female Singer
Asmik Grigorian

Young Male Singer
Stanislas de Barbeyrac

Readers’ Award Winner
Ermonela Jaho 

Il trovatore runs from 2-17 July 2016. Tickets are still available.

This article has 1 comment

  1. I'm so glad for my beloved signora Mirella Devia .She is truly the best belcanto singer nowadays . Asmik Grigoryan is a really "silvery" full lyric, like many other Russian sopranos. Good choice.

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