2019: Opera and Music Theatre
Supported by Sir Simon and Victoria, Lady Robey OBE
For an outstanding production that opened, or for the overall accomplishments of a company or individual in opera and music theatre, between January 2018 and June 2019.
Panel citation: Another sensational production from Birmingham Opera Company embracing and embedding its community in world-class work. This is the kind of thing we all wish we were doing – a model to us all in being ambitious and truly going for it. It delivers the pure drama and emotional punch of opera without gimmicks – the audience feels right inside it, and it proves how resonant, inclusive and exciting opera is.
This year's Opera and Music Theatre Award was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:
- Anna Patalong, soprano, founder of SWAP'ra
- Ashutosh Khandekar, Editor, Opera Now
- Daisy Evans, director
- Emily Gottlieb, Chief Executive, National Opera Studio
- Fiona Maddocks, writer