Competitions 2013: (UK) Opera Awards, London 2013 (22 April 2013)
Location: Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London, UK
(From Opera Today article submitted by Robert Hugill (23 April 2013))
"A brand new award to promote opera has been unveiled in London.The Opera Awards were founded by John Allison (editor of Opera Magazine) and Harry Hyman (of the Nexus Group) to promote opera as an art form, to widen the audience for opera and recognise opera throughout the world. ...
An additional aim was to raise money for a new fund which will provide bursaries to young performers. The inaugural awards took place on 22 April 2013 at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, To an audience of over 700, awards were presented in 22 categories, the range and depth of the nominations indicating the seriousness of the awards’ intent. ..."
Visit the Opera Today website to read the full article of this fine endeavor. All of our congratulations to the award winners. (Marc Paré, Editor, EarlyMusicNews.org)