Polish National Opera
Polish National Opera

International Opera Awards 2023

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Polish National Opera is host of the 2023 International Opera Awards ceremony. Live from Warsaw, OperaVision streams the complete ceremony featuring an exciting array of categories and performances by featured artists. Founded in 2012 and known as opera’s Oscars, the International Opera Awards are the annual celebration of excellence in the international opera scene. The awards aim to recognise and reward success, create scholarships for emerging talent and raise the profile of opera. This year's jury, composed of opera professionals, is chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine.

The gala celebration will feature performances by excellent young singers: past winners of the Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw who are now enjoying thriving international careers, emerging talents of the Polish National Opera’s Opera Academy as well as recipients of this year’s Opera Awards whose names will be revealed at the last minute. The programme combines the most beautiful fragments from Moniuszko’s operas and gems of the international opera repertoire. Andriy Yurkevych conducts the soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Polish National Opera.

2023 Award Winners

Conductor of the Year
Antonio Pappano
Designer of the Year
Lizzie Clachan
Director of the Year
Barrie Kosky
Equal Opportunities & Impact
La Monnaie / De Munt – A Bridge Between Two Worlds
Female Singer
Aigul Akhmetshina
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Stéphane Lissner
Lifetime Achievement
Marilyn Horne
Male Singer
Michael Spyres
New Production
War and Peace – Bavarian State Opera
Opera Company
Bayerische Staatsoper
Sullivan Foundation
Readers' Award
Nadine Sierra
Recording 'Complete Opera'
Il proscritto – Opera Rara
Recording 'Solo Recital'
Lisette Oropesa – French Bel Canto Arias
Rediscovered Work
Jawnuta – Poznań Opera
Dutch National Opera
World Premiere
Animal Farm – Dutch National Opera
Young Singer
Andrzej Filończyk

Winners featured on OperaVision

Ceremony Artists

Alejandro del Ángel
Gabriela Legun
Łukasz Goliński
Juliana Grigoryan
Nazar Mykulyak
Polish National Opera Chorus
Polish National Opera Orchestra
Andriy Yurkevych
Jarosław Kilian
Petroc Trelawny

Ceremony Musical Programme

Dances of the mountaineers (Tańce góralskie) – Halka, Stanisław Moniuszko

'Paria!... On Paria!' – Paria, Stanisław Moniuszko 
Gabriela Legun, soprano

'Szumią jodły na gór szczycie' – Halka
Rafael Alejandro del Angel Garcia, tenor

'Ha! Dzieciątko nam umiera' – Halka
Juliana Grigoryan, soprano

'Kto z mych dziewek serce której' – The Haunted Manor (Straszny dwór), Stanisław Moniuszko
Łukasz Goliński, bass-baritone

Excerpt of the Mazurka – The Haunted Manor
Polish National Opera Orchestra

'Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém' – Rusalka, Antonin Dvorak
Juliana Grigoryan, soprano

'Ah! sì, ben dite…guerra… Tutto parea sorridere' – Il Corsaro, by Giuseppe Verdi
Rafael Alejandro del Angel Garcia, tenor

'Anno i hlianuty ne hochesz'  Ukradene shchastia (Stolen happiness), Yuliy Meitus
Nazar Mykulyak, baritone

'Mazur' – The Haunted Manor
Polish National Opera Orchestra and Chorus