Oper! Awards
Dutch National Opera

Oper! Awards 2024

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Germany’s Opera Oscars are more international than ever, with this year’s awards ceremony taking place in Amsterdam. OperaVision will stream the event live from Dutch National Opera, selected ‘Best Opera Company’ in this year’s edition. Who will be the 19 other winners?

The Oper! Awards are Germany’s only international opera prize, presented annually during a gala to the best creatives of the international opera scene, working on or behind the stage. As detailed below, the awards are presented across 20 categories by a jury of music journalists.

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Best female singer
Ermonela Jaho
Best male singer
Michael Spyres
Best opera company
Dutch National Opera
Best conductor
Nathalie Stutzmann
Best director
Lydia Steier
Best orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Best choir
The Monteverdi Choir
Best world premiere
Lili Elbe
Konzert und Theater St. Gallen
Best production
The Greek Passion
Salzburg Festival
Best stage designer
Paul Zoller
Best costume designer
Klaus Bruns
Best solo album
Cyrille Dubois – So Romantique!
Best opera recording
La princesse de Trébizonde (Opera Rara)
Best newcomer
Huw Montague Rendall
Best rediscovery
Ivan IV.
Staatstheater Meiningen
Best future project
Green Opera
La Monnaie / De Munt Brussels
Best festival
Bayreuth Baroque
Honorary / lifetime achievement
Waltraud Meier
Best benefactor
Foundation of the Royal Opera of Versailles


Musical programme includes extract of:

La forza del destino, Verdi

Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas
‘Ô Vin, Dissipe La Tristesse’​​​​​​​

Lohengrin, Wagner
‘Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan!’​​​​​​​

Xavière, Théodore Dubois’
‘Au clair matin

La rondine, Puccini
‘Chi il bel sogno di Doretta’
La traviata, Verdi
‘Libiamo ne'lieti calici’