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LFO Ring Cycle Nominated For RPS Music Award

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday 15 April 2014 | 5:45:00 pm

Longborough Festival Opera announces that its 2013 Ring Cycle has been shortlisted in the Opera and Music Theatre category of the RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Awards.

The RPS Music Awards presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music and musical excellence in the UK.  Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners.  The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations.  The list of previous winners reads like a Who’s Who of classical music.  This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2013. 
Awards in 13 categories are chosen by eminent independent juries from the music profession and are unique in the breadth of musical achievement they span, from performers, composers and inspirational arts organisation to learning, participation and engagement.  The list of winners since 1989 reads as a roll call of the finest living musicians.  This year’s awards are for achievement in the UK during 2013.  Winners will be announced at the RPS Music Awards ceremony on Tuesday 13 May, with a special RPS Music Awards programme broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 18 May at 10 pm. 

The Opera and Music Theatre award is sponsored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Longborough’s 2013 Ring Cycle
Conductor:  Anthony Negus
Director: Alan Privett
Designer: Kjell Torriset
Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod

If each of the British country house opera companies has its speciality, Longborough’s has to be its commitment to Wagner.  LFO is the first privately owned opera house to have staged a full-length production  of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.  A new production of Tristan und Isolde in 2015 will be followed by Tannhaüser, Lohengrin and Parsifal  in future years. 
Since 1998, alongside core repertoire, Longborough Festival Opera has steadily built its commitment to the works of Richard Wagner, starting with the CBTO Vick/Dove arrangement of Der Ring des Nibelungen.