16 May 2016 at 1.54pm | 1 Comment
The winners of this year's International Opera Awards have been announced.
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
The Tsar's Bride (Bel Air)
Peter Grimes (Theater an der Wien)
Dutch National Opera
Bill and Judy Bollinger
Le Roi Carotte (Opéra de Lyon)
Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera)
Young Female Singer
Young Male Singer
Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Readers’ Award Winner