Sophie Bevan and Adrianna Forbes-Dorant in Garsington Opera's 'The Turn of the Screw' (c) John Snelling

2020: 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.

The Turn of the Screw - Garsington Opera

‘This spine-tingling, stylish production was a class act. It was perfectly conceived for its setting as twilight fell, and showcased a gratifyingly inclusive cast and crew, all delivering at the very highest level.’

You can see the moment this award was announced as part of the full RPS Awards Presentation, broadcast online on Wednesday 18 November 2020.

Also shortlisted:

The 2020 shortlist for Opera and Music Theatre was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

  • Alice Farnham, conductor
  • Bill Bankes-Jones, Artistic Director, Tête à Tête
  • Erica Jeal, Deputy Editor, Opera / writer, The Guardian
  • Errollyn Wallen, composer
  • Sophie Gilpin, opera director / Founder of Swap'ra