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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

International Opera Awards 2017 winners announced

9:40, 8th May 2017

The winners of the 2017 International Opera Awards were announced last night (7 May) at the London Coliseum.

Renata Scotto collected the lifetime achievement award, with Lawrence Brownlee and Anna Netrebko taking the male and female singer awards respectively.

Excepting the Opera magazine readers’ award, which went to Juan Diego Flórez after nearly 7,000 votes were cast online, the winners were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with the Daily Telegraph. 

CHORUS – Arnold Schoenberg Chor

CONDUCTOR – Philippe Jordan

DESIGNER – Klaus Grünberg

DIRECTOR – Christof Loy

EDUCATION & OUTREACH – Natalya Sats Children’s Opera Theatre, Moscow

FEMALE SINGER – Anna Netrebko

FESTIVAL – Wexford Festival Opera

LEADERSHIP IN OPERA – Bernard Foccroulle

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Renata Scotto

MALE SINGER – Lawrence Brownlee

NEW PRODUCTION – Saariaho: L’amour de loin, d. Robert Lepage (Metropolitan Opera)

NEWCOMER – Lorenzo Viotti (Conductor)

OPERA COMPANY – Opéra de Lyon

OPERA MAGAZINE READERS’ AWARD – Juan Diego Flórez

PHILANTROPIST – FEDORA

RECORDING (COMPLETE OPERA) – Pique Dame (BR Klassik)

RECORDING (SOLO RECITAL) – Pretty Yende: A Journey (Sony)

REDISCOVERED WORK – Żeleński: Goplana (Polish National Opera)

SPECIAL AWARD IN MEMORIAM – Alberto Zedda

WORLD PREMIERE – Thomas Adès: The Exterminating Angel (Salzburg Festival)

YOUNG SINGER – Louise Alder

The evening included performances by Stuart Skelton, female singer of the year finalists Anita Rachvelishvili and Stéphanie d’Oustrac, young singer of the year Louise Alder, as well as Bryan Hymel, Lauren Fagan and 2014 Opera Awards Foundation Bursary recipient Rhian Lois.

Radio 3 will broadcast highlights from the ceremony in a 90-minute programme on 21 May at 7.30pm.

www.operaawards.org

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