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George III“Lyric Opera of Chicago productions and artists figure prominently on the shortlist for the prestigious annual International Opera Awards, just announced in London. Lyric’s November staging of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck is the only American contender in the new-production category, conducted by Lyric Music Director Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Sir David McVicar.”

  • hagenschmagen

    Here’s the full list of nominees: http://www.operaawards.org/news/

    The International Opera Awards 2016 Finalists are:

    Accessibility
    Atlanta Opera
    Birmingham Opera Company
    English Touring Opera
    Monster in the Maze (Aix en Provence, Berlin, London)
    Opera Holland Park
    The Opera Platform

    CD (Complete Opera)
    Brett Dean: Bliss, ABC Classics
    Donizetti: Les Martyrs, Opera Rara
    Handel: Partenope, Erato
    Nielsen: Maskarade, Dacapo
    Smetana: Dalibor, Onyx
    Verdi: Aida, Warner

    CD (Operatic Recital)
    Diana Damrau: Fiamma del Belcanto, Warner
    Ann Hallenberg: Agrippina, DHM
    Bryan Hymel: Héroïque, Warner
    Christiane Karg: Scene!, Berlin Classics
    Matthew Rose: Arias for Benucci, Hyperion
    Sonya Yoncheva: Paris, Mon Amour, Sony

    Chorus
    English National Opera
    Glyndebourne
    Komische Oper
    Metropolitan Opera
    MusicAeterna
    Opera Vlaanderen

    Conductor
    René Jacobs
    Vladimir Jurowski
    Gianandrea Noseda
    Carlo Rizzi
    Christian Thielemann
    Mark Wigglesworth

    Designer
    Michael Levine
    Vicki Mortimer
    Rebecca Ringst
    Heike Scheele
    Vita Tzykun
    Annemarie Woods

    Director
    Kasper Holten
    Damiano Michieletto
    Katie Mitchell
    Laurent Pelly
    David Pountney
    Mariusz Treli?ski

    DVD
    Puccini: Manon Lescaut (The Royal Opera), Sony
    Rameau: Les Indes galantes (Les Talens Lyriques), Alpha
    Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s Bride (Staatsoper Berlin), Bel Air
    Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Opus Arte
    Szymanowski: Król Roger (The Royal Opera), Opus Arte
    Wagner: Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival), Opus Arte

    Female Singer
    Anna Bonitatibus
    Mariella Devia
    Rosa Feola
    Christine Goerke
    Evelyn Herlitzius
    Anna Netrebko

    Festival
    Aix-en-Provence
    Glyndebourne
    Grimeborn
    Ruhr Triennale
    Santa Fe
    Wexford

    Male Singer
    Javier Camarena
    Anthony Roth Costanzo
    Stéphane Degout
    Igor Golovatenko
    Gregory Kunde
    Henry Waddington

    New Production
    Bellini: I Puritani, Welsh National Opera
    Berg: Wozzeck, Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Britten: Peter Grimes, Theater an der Wien
    Halévy: La Juive, Opera Vlaanderen
    Handel: Saul, Glyndebourne
    Mascagni/Leoncavallo:Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, Salzburg Easter Festival

    Opera Company
    Deutsche Oper Berlin
    Dutch National Opera
    Opera Philadelphia
    Polish National Opera
    Theater an der Wien
    Welsh National Opera

    Readers’ Award
    Danielle De Niese
    Joyce DiDonato
    Michael Fabiano
    Gerald Finley
    Juan Diego Flórez
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    Ermonela Jaho
    Eva-Maria Westbroek

    Rediscovered Work
    Donizetti: Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo, English Touring Opera
    Egk: Peer Gynt, Staatstheater Braunschweig
    Mascagni: Guglielmo Ratcliff, Wexford Festival
    Offenbach: Le Roi Carotte, Opéra de Lyon
    Porpora: Il Germanico, Innsbrucker Festwochen der alten Musik
    Tippett: The Ice Break, Birmingham Opera Company

    World Premiere
    Harrison Birtwistle: The Cure, Aldeburgh Festival
    Pascal Dusapin: Penthesilea, La Monnaie
    Hans Gefors: Notorious, Gothenburg Opera
    Jennifer Higdon: Cold Mountain, Santa Fe Opera
    Jimmy López: Bel Canto, Lyric Opera of Chicago
    Kate Miller-Heidke: The Rabbits, Opera Australia & Barking Gecko, in association with West Australian Opera, Perth International Arts Festival and Melbourne Festival

    Young Conductor
    Bassem Akiki
    Matthew Aucoin
    Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla
    Christian Kluxen
    Giacomo Sagripanti
    Duncan Ward

    Young Director
    Fabio Ceresa
    Daisy Evans
    Max Hoehn
    Sjaron Minailo
    Eva-Maria Melbye
    Rafael Villalobos

    Young Female Singer
    Ekaterina Bakanova
    Aida Garifullina
    Asmik Grigorian
    Golda Schultz
    Nadine Sierra
    Nozuko Teto

    Young Male Singer
    Michele Angelini
    Atalla Ayan
    Stanislas de Barbeyrac
    Ioan Hotea
    Gyula Orendt
    Fernando Javier Radó

    • DerLeiermann

      That Fernando Rado is a hunk

  • Fascinating list, many thanks hagenschmagen. Congratulations are in order to LOC.

  • Camille

    Jeez—Damrau’s album “Fiamma del Belcanto” sounds like an alias for parterre

  • lyrebird

    on Wozzeck -- McVicar and Freud (Anthony, not the other one):

  • Pawel Mykietyn wuz robbed!

    Anybody hear Rodion Shchedrin’s new opera “A Christmas Tale” last year?

  • I’m a little puzzled though by the Shakespeare/Coward reference and the picture of Nigel Hawthorne. Am I missing something?

    • Satisfied

      Of all American productions to be nominated, the only one that was has a British conductor as well as a British director.

      • Oh. Was it a bad production?

        • armerjacquino

          Excellent, by all the accounts I’ve read.

    • armerjacquino

      Two-minute hate.