Nominations

And the nominees are...

Best New Opera Production

Les Vêpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House

Les Vêpres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House Winner

Stefan Herheim’s ambitious production brought Verdi’s neglected opera to Covent Garden’s famous opera house for the first time ever. A thrilling story of revenge, family relationships and patriotism, the arresting piece contained superb choruses and thrilling arias.

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House

A theatrical event for the whole family, David Bruce’s magical opera based on acclaimed author Philip Pullman’s fairytale boasted imaginative direction from John Fulljames and striking shadow puppetry, which brought to life the popular story of a young girl’s adventure.

Wozzeck by English National Opera at the London Coliseum

Wozzeck by English National Opera at the London Coliseum

This powerful modern day take on Berg’s classic marked the opera debut of acclaimed theatre director Carrie Cracknell. Conducted by former Olivier Award winner Edward Gardner, the production received critical acclaim for its gritty naturalism and Tom Scutt’s claustrophobic set.