Opera Awards 2014: Wagner dominates with Kaufmann and Stemme

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | 11:47:00 pm

While there may have been some controversial awards given, Wagner was more than well represented in the first ever International Opera Awards tonight with Jonas Kaufmann wining both "Male Singer" and "Readers Singer"awards. At the same time Nina Stemme was awarded "Female Singer".

A full list of all awards can be found below together with a video summery of the ceremony

Female Singer: Nina Stemme

Male Singer: Jonas Kaufmann

Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Readers’ Award: Jonas Kaufmann

Young Singer: Sophie Bevan

World Premiere: Written on Skin (Benjamin), Aix-en-Provence

New Production: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Netherlands Opera, p. and d. Dmitri Tcherniakov

CD (Complete Opera): Alessandro (Handel), c. George Petrou (Decca)

CD (Operatic Recital): Christian Gerhaher: Romantic Arias (Sony)

DVD: Il Trittico, Royal Opera, p. Richard Jones, c. Antonio Pappano (Opus Arte)

Festival Opera: Salzburg

Opera Company: Oper Frankfurt

Opera Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera

Chorus: Cape Town Opera

Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov

Set Designer: Antony McDonald

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Costume Designer: Buki Shiff

Lifetime Achievement: Sir George Christie

Newcomer (conductor or director): Daniele Rustioni

Philanthropist/Sponsor: Sir Peter Moores

Rediscovered Work: David et Jonathas (M.-A. Charpentier), Les Arts Florissants

Accessibility: Metropolitan Opera