Monday, 14 April 2014

Operatic triumphs in the Olivier Awards

Nicholas Sharratt, Grant Doyle, Roderick Earle in King Priam: ETO © Richard Hubert Smith, www.richardhs.com
Nicholas Sharratt, Grant Doyle, Roderick Earle
in King Priam for ETO
© Richard Hubert Smit
At last night's Olivier Awards, English Touring Opera won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for their season at the Linbury Studio Theatre, with Tippett's King Priam and Britten's Paul Bunyan (the other nominees were Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez in La Donna del Lago at Covent Garden and Placido Domino in Nabucco at Covent Garden)

The award for Best New Opera Production went to the Royal Opera for their production of Verdi's Les Vepres Siciliennes (the other nominees were the Opera Group/Opera North production of David Bruce's The Firework Makers Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre, and ENO's new production of Wozzeck  at the London Coliseum). A full list of winners and nominees at the Olivier Awards website.

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