Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jonas Kaufmann and Nina Stemme win the International Opera Awards

On Monday April 22, the Opera Awards were held with Jonas Kaufmann winning two awards as well as Antonio Pappano. Nina Stemme won best Female singer while Dimitri Tcherniakov won best director. The Metropolitan opera took home the best Accessibility award and Best Orchestra. 

Complete List of winner below:
Accessibility:  Metropolitan Opera, New York 
CD Complete Opera:   GF Handel’s Alessandro (Decca) CD Operatic Recital:   Christian Gerhaher (Sony) Chorus:     Cape Town Opera Conductor:  Antonio PappanoCostume Designer:  Buki Shiff Director:  Dmitri Tcherniakov DVD:  Il Trittico – Opus Arte Female Singer: Nina Stemme Festival Opera: Salzburg Lifetime: Sir George Christie, Glyndebourne Lighting Designer: Paule Constable Male Singer: Jonas KaufmannNew Production:  Invisible City – Netherlands Opera Newcomer: Daniele Rustioni Opera Company:  Frankfurt Opera Orchestra:  Metropolitan Opera, New YorkPhilanthropist:  Sir Peter MooresReaders’ Award: Jonas KaufmannRediscovered Work: Les Arts Florissants for David et Jonathas by Marc-Antoine CharpentierSet Designer:  Antony McDonaldYoung Singer:  Sophie BevanWorld Premiere:  Aix Festival for Written on Skin by George Benjamin

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