International Opera Awards 2016 Winners Announced

On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation - a trust which aims to help those at the start of their opera careers.

Live performances on the night came from Readers' Award winner Ermonela Jaho, Male Singer winner Gregory Kunde and winner of the CD Operatic Recital award Ann Hallenberg, all accompanied by Roger Vignoles on a piano kindly provided by Markson Pianos. Also performing at the ceremony were past winners Stuart Skelton, singing Wagner'sIn Fernem Land from 'Lohengrin', and Anna Bonitatibus singing Garcia's Già il perfido discese ... Al mio pregar t'arrendi from 'Semiramis'. Kate Howden (mezzo soprano) and William Morgan (tenor)both 2016 National Opera Studio Young Artists performed 'Un soave non so che'from Rossini's 'La Cenerentola', accompanied by Ben-San Lau.

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The Winners

Accessibility
The Opera Platform

CD Complete Opera
Les Martyrs (Opera Rara)

CD Operatic Recital
Ann Hallenberg: Agrippina (DHM)

Chorus
English National Opera

Conductor
Gianandrea Noseda

Designer
Vicki Mortimer

Director
Laurent Pelly

DVD
The Tsar's Bride (Bel Air)

Female Singer
Mariella Devia

Festival
Glyndebourne

Lifetime Achievement
Brigitte Fassbaender

Male Singer
Gregory Kunde

New Production
Peter Grimes (Theater an der Wien)

Opera Company
Dutch National Opera

Philanthropists
Bill & Judy Bollinger
Christine Collins

Rediscovered Work
Le Roi Carotte (Opéra de Lyon)

World Premiere
Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera)

Young Conductor
Giacomo Sagripanti

Young Director
Fabio Ceresa

Young Female Singer
Asmik Grigorian

Young Male Singer
Stanislas de Barbeyrac

Readers' Award Winner
Ermonela Jaho

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