The Frankfurt Opera and the Grand Theater de Geneve were awarded the title of “Opera House of the Year”. This is the result of a critical survey by the magazine “Opernwelt”.
43 critics voted for “Opernwelt” magazine and nominated Olga Neuwirth’s “Orlando” at the Vienna State Opera jointly with Hans Abrahamsen’s adaptation of Andersen’s “Snow Queen” (Copenhagen and Munich) as “World Premiere of the year”. Tuesday with. The title “Opera of the Year” is also divided: it goes to the Frankfurt Opera and the Grand Theater de Geneve.
For his production “Tannhäuser” at the Bayreuth Festival, music critics voted Tobias Kratzer “Director of the Year” and the production as “intelligent-subversive road movie” was also named “Performance of the Year”.
The Bavarian State Orchestra was chosen again
For the ninth time, the Bavarian State Orchestra has been named “Orchestra of the Year”, whose former general music director Kirill Petrenko shares the title of “Conductor of the Year” this year with Swiss Titus Engel.
Katrin Lea Tag was nominated “Production Designer of the Year” for the equipment of “Salome” and “The Bassarids” in Frankfurt at the Komische Oper Berlin. Achim Freyer was named Costume Designer of the Year for his work for George Enescu’s “Œdipe” at the 2019 Salzburg Festival.
Marlis Petersen best singer for the fourth time
In her fourth freestyle for best singer, critics praised Marlis Petersen’s portrayal of Marietta / Marie in Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” at the Bavarian State Opera and King Salome’s daughter in the eponymous musical drama of Richard Strauss at the Theater an der Wien. In the case of the title of Jakub singer Jozef Orlinski, the jury underlined his “captivating reading” of the title hero in Handel’s “Ptolemy” at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe.
Paul Dessau’s musical theater “Lanzelot” experienced a celebrated new production 50 years after its premiere at the German National Theater in Weimar, directed by Peter Konwitschny and under the musical direction of Dominik Beykirch, and was voted “Rediscovery of the Year. ” for this.