5 March 2019 at 3.31pm
The Royal Opera House has received five nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019.
The nominations are as follows:
- Best New Dance Production: The Royal Ballet's The Unknown Soldier
- Outstanding Achievement in Dance: John Macfarlane for his design of The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake
- Best New Opera Production: The Royal Opera's Katya Kabanova and Lessons in Love and Violence
- Outstanding Achievement in Opera: Andris Nelsons for his conducting of Lohengrin
The winners will be announced on Sunday 7 April at a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall
In addition, ROH Apprenticeship Manager Bendy Ashfield has been presented with a Special Recognition Award, acknowledging her establishment and management of the programme. She is the first member of ROH staff to win one of these awards.
This year sees the 50th apprentice graduate with 92% of ROH apprenticeships remaining in the industry long-term and Bendy's work has directly focused on engaging young people from backgrounds where the arts has not been embedded in their educational or familial experience.