International Opera Awards

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The International Opera Awards was founded in 2013 by Harry Hyman, a UK businessman and supporter of opera, and John Allison, Editor of Opera Magazine.

Aim, Bursaries, Ceremonies

The aim of the event is to promote excellence in opera and to promote international opera. Whilst there are a number of individual awards given to opera productions and opera singers by a number of broader artistic awards there is no dedicated awards event for opera itself.

Bursaries will also be awarded for emerging artists within the sector. The Opera Awards Foundation has been set up to support aspiring talent within the opera community and a percentage of the proceeds from the awards will go to this Foundation. There are 20 different categories of awards which artists can be nominated for, with a shortlist of finalists being announced before the event.

The inaugural international Opera Awards were held in London at The Hilton Hotel on Monday 22 April 2013.[1]

Award winners

Year Award Winner
2016 Accessibility The Opera Platform
2016 CD (Complete Opera) Donizetti: Les martyrs, Opera Rara
2016 CD (Operatic Recital) Ann Hallenberg: Agrippina, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
2016 Chorus English National Opera Chorus
2016 Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
2016 Designer Vicki Mortimer
2016 Director Laurent Pelly
2016 DVD Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride, Bel Air Classiques
2016 Female Singer Mariella Devia
2016 Festival Glyndebourne Festival Opera
2016 Lifetime Achievement Brigitte Fassbaender
2016 Male Singer Gregory Kunde
2016 New Production Britten: Peter Grimes, Theater an der Wien (Vienna)
2016 Opera Company Dutch National Opera
2016 Philanthropist/Sponsor Bill & Judy Bollinger, Christine Collins
2016 Rediscovered Work Offenbach: Le Roi Carotte, Opéra de Lyon
2016 World Premiere Higdon: Cold Mountain, Santa Fe Opera
2016 Young Conductor Giacomo Sagripanti
2016 Young Director Fabio Ceresa
2016 Young Female Singer Asmik Grigorian
2016 Young Male Singer Stanislas de Barbeyrac
2016 Readers’ Award Ermonela Jaho
2015 Accessibility Den Norske Opera
2015 CD (Complete Opera) Offenbach: Fantasio, Opera Rara
2015 CD (Operatic Recital) Anna Bonitatibus: Semiramide: La Signora Regale, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
2015 Chorus Welsh National Opera Chorus
2015 Conductor Semyon Bychkov
2015 Designer Es Devlin
2015 Director Richard Jones
2015 DVD Strauss: Elektra, Bel Air Classiques
2015 Female Singer Anja Harteros
2015 Festival Bregenzer Festspiele
2015 Lifetime Achievement Speight Jenkins
2015 Male Singer Christian Gerhaher
2015 Newcomer Lotte de Beer
2015 New Production Mussorgsky: Khovanskygate, Birmingham Opera Company
2015 Opera Company Komische Oper Berlin
2015 Philanthropist/Sponsor Ann Ziff (Bill and Ann Ziff Foundation)
2015 Readers’ Award Aleksandra Kurzak
2015 Readers’ Award Jonas Kaufmann
2015 Rediscovered Work Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira, Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro)
2015 Anniversary Production (Strauss) Die Frau ohne Schatten, Royal Opera House (London)
2015 World Premiere Boesmans: Au Monde, La Monnaie (Bruxelles)
2015 Young Singer Justina Gringyte
2014 Accessibility Teatro Sociale di Como
2014 Anniversary Production (Britten) Peter Grimes on the beach (Aldeburgh Festival)
2014 Anniversary Production (Verdi) Verdi trilogy – La battaglia di Legnano, I due Foscari, I Lombardi (Hamburg Staatsoper)
2014 Anniversary Production (Wagner) Parsifal (Vlaamse Opera)
2014 CD (Complete Opera) Otello (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Resound)
2014 CD (Operatic Recital) Ann Hallenberg – Hidden Handel (Naïve)
2014 Chorus Bayreuth Festival
2014 Conductor Kirill Petrenko
2014 Designer Paul Brown
2014 Director Barrie Kosky
2014 DVD David et Jonathas (Bel Air Classiques)
2014 Female Singer Diana Damrau
2014 Festival Aix-en-Provence Festival
2014 Lifetime Achievement Gerard Mortier
2014 Male Singer Stuart Skelton
2014 New Production Norma, p. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (Salzburg Festival)
2014 Opera Company Oper Zürich
2014 Philanthropist/Sponsor Edgar Foster Daniels
2014 Readers’ Award Joseph Calleja
2014 Rediscovered Work Cristina, regina di Svezia (Foroni), Wexford Festival
2014 World Premiere The Merchant of Venice (André Tchaikowsky), Bregenz Festival
2014 Young Singer Jamie Barton
2013 Accessibility Metropolitan Opera
2013 CD (Complete Opera) Alessandro (Handel), c. George Petrou (Decca)
2013 CD (Operatic Recital) Christian Gerhaher: Romantic Arias (Sony)
2013 Chorus Cape Town Opera
2013 Conductor Antonio Pappano
2013 Designer (costumes) Buki Shiff
2013 Designer (sets) Antony McDonald
2013 Designer (lighting) Paule Constable
2013 Director Dmitri Tcherniakov
2013 DVD Il trittico, Royal Opera, p. Richard Jones, c. Antonio Pappano (Opus Arte)
2013 Female Singer Nina Stemme
2013 Festival Salzburg Festival
2013 Male Singer Jonas Kaufmann
2013 Newcomer (conductor or director) Daniele Rustioni
2013 New Production The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, p. and d. Dmitri Tcherniakov (Netherlands Opera)
2013 Opera Company Oper Frankfurt
2013 Opera Orchestra Metropolitan Opera
2013 Philanthropist/Sponsor Sir Peter Moores
2013 Rediscovered Work David et Jonathas (Charpentier), Les Arts Florissants
2013 World Premiere Written on Skin (Benjamin), Aix-en-Provence Festival
2013 Young Singer Sophie Bevan


  1. "Our music is for everyone, say stars at new International Opera Awards ceremony". Evening Standard. 2013-04-23.
  2. "International Opera Awards 2016 winners". The International Opera Awards. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
  3. "International Opera Awards 2015 winners". The International Opera Awards. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  4. "International Opera Awards 2014 winners". The International Opera Awards. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  5. "The 2013 Winners". The International Opera Awards. Retrieved 2013-05-29.

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