Glyndebourne’s 2014 production of Der Rosenkavalier is a finalist in the 2015 International Opera Awards, it was announced yesterday.
Der Rosenkavalier is a finalist in the Richard Strauss Anniversary Production category which recognises six of the best of the many productions staged to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth in 2014.
The production, which opened the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival, was directed by Richard Jones with set design by Paul Steinberg. Both men appear in the nominations as finalists in the Director and Designer categories respectively.
Alongside Richard Jones in the Director category are two other directors who work appeared at Festival 2014, Graham Vick (Eugene Onegin) and Robert Carsen (Rinaldo).
Iestyn Davies who sang the title role in the 2014 revival of Rinaldo is nominated in the Male Singer category. He returns to Glyndebourne in 2015 to perform the role of David in a new production of Handel’s Saul.
Fellow Festival 2015 artist, Michael Levine, set designer for The Rape of Lucretia which is being revived this summer, is a finalist in the Designer category.
Now in their third year, the International Opera Awards will take place on Sunday 26 April at The Savoy Theatre in London.