8 April 2019 at 11.34am
Richard Jones' Royal Opera production of Leos Janácek's Katya Kabanova has won Best New Opera Production at this year’s Olivier Awards.
Highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, this bold production was hailed 'angry... compelling, and musically faultless' by the Guardian and 'strongly acted, carefully executed and superbly conducted' by the Telegraph.
Director of Opera Oliver Mears said:
'It is always a great honour to receive an Olivier nomination and we were particularly delighted to receive three Olivier nominations this year, and thrilled that our new production of Katya Kabanova, the second in our Janácek cycle, received the Olivier Award for Best New Opera.
'We simply could not put on such world-class performances without the hard work, dedication and artistry of all involved: from the musicians on stage to members of the Orchestra, crew members, set designers and technicians.'
In addition, The Royal Ballet received two nominations for this year's awards.