Glyndebourne celebrates International Opera Award nominations

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Glyndebourne has been shortlisted in four categories at the 2016 International Opera Awards, it was announced today.

  • Festival – 2016 Glyndebourne Festival
  • Chorus – Glyndebourne Chorus
  • New production – Saul, Glyndebourne Festival 2015 (pictured)
  • DVDDer Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne Festival 2014

A number of artists and performers who have worked at Glyndebourne in the past year have been shortlisted including designer Vicki Mortimer (Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Festival 2015), director Laurent Pelly (Ravel double bill, Festival 2015), Igor Golovatenko (Poliuto, Festival 2015), Henry Waddington (Saul, Tour 2015) and Duncan Ward (Don Pasquale, Tour 2015).

Danielle de Niese who performed the lead roles in each of the two operas in the 2015 Ravel double bill to great acclaim, is shortlisted for the Reader’s Award, which is decided by a public vote. Vote here

Among the other nominees are a number of artists who can be seen at the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival including Rosa Feola and Golda Schultz (Le nozze di Figaro), Matthew Rose (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Gerald Finley (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).

The International Opera Awards were founded in 2012 in partnership with Opera Magazine. They aim to raise the profile of opera as an art form, recognise and reward success from those in opera and generate funds to provide bursaries for aspiring talent from around the world.

Over the last three years the event has raised just under £150,000 for the Opera Awards Foundation and awarded 36 bursaries.

See a list of all the nominations here.

The winners will be announced on Sunday 15 May.