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Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

1 March 2016 at 5.59pm | 17 Comments

Update: View the winners of the International Opera Awards 2016 here

The nominees for the International Opera Awards 2016 have been announced.

The awards were established in 2012 to raise the profile of opera and to recognize the success of those involved in the art form. The awards also raise money for The Opera Awards Foundation which gives out bursaries to aspiring talent in the industry.

This year's awards take place on 15 May 2016.

Director of The Royal Opera Kasper Holten has been nominated for Best Director. Other nominees in this category include Laurent Pelly, who has directed a number of Royal Opera productions including L'elisir d'amore; Damiano Michieletto, who directed The Royal Opera's recent production of Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci; and Katie Mitchell who returns to Covent Garden in April to direct a new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

Royal Opera recordings of Jonathan Kent’s production of Manon Lescaut and Kasper Holten’s staging of Król Roger have been nominated for Best DVD.

Several singers who have performed at The Royal Opera House this Season were also nominated for The Reader’s Award – the prize will be decided by the public via an online voteEva-Maria Westbroek, Michael Fabiano, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Juan Diego Flórez are all in the running. Ermonela Jaho — who is currently performing at Covent Garden in Puccini’s triptych Il trittico — also received a nomination, as has Joyce DiDonato who returns to the Royal Opera House in Werther later this Season.

Other nominees include Harrison Birtwistle, Anna NetrebkoDiana Damrau and Sonya Yoncheva.


This article has 17 comments

  1. She is near perfection

  2. Juliana responded on 17 March 2016 at 3:43pm Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  3. anja serita responded on 17 March 2016 at 5:04pm Reply

    Ermonela jaho has a fantastic voice .

  4. Briana responded on 17 March 2016 at 8:04pm Reply

    Ermonela Jaho was amazing

  5. Josiba Osmani responded on 17 March 2016 at 8:40pm Reply

    I believe in the right to jury trial that will assess knowledge a treasured artists as Ermonela Jaho.
    She worked hard and with dedication to achieve where she is, she has devoted a lifetime to the opera,has a wonderful voice, will and integrity to conform to any act opera.
    I'm sure that Beethoven would solve it without even listening, because he knew that music comes from the heart.
    Thank you and i wish all the best for artist
    Josiba Osmani

  6. Edlira responded on 18 March 2016 at 8:40am Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  7. manuela ela responded on 18 March 2016 at 9:16am Reply

    Ermonela jaho

  8. erinda responded on 18 March 2016 at 9:21am Reply

    the best

  9. Arjola responded on 18 March 2016 at 10:18am Reply

    Ermonela Jaho you are the best ,the winner of Oscar Opera Awards 2016

  10. desantila responded on 18 March 2016 at 10:32am Reply

    Ermonela jaho

  11. Julia responded on 18 March 2016 at 10:43am Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  12. Anisa responded on 18 March 2016 at 10:48am Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  13. blerim gashi responded on 18 March 2016 at 11:22am Reply

    She is the best

  14. Manda responded on 19 March 2016 at 11:00am Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  15. Ema responded on 19 March 2016 at 5:15pm Reply

    Ermonela Jaho

  16. James responded on 6 April 2016 at 8:23pm Reply

    Ermonela Jaho, still thinking about her performance in April.

  17. Gilly responded on 18 May 2016 at 2:42pm Reply

    Juan Diego Florez is head and shoulders above the rest - musically-speaking.

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