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Introducing the 2018 International Opera Awards jury:


John Allison (chair)
Editor, Opera; classical music critic, The Daily Telegraph 

Michael Ajzenstadt
Artistic Administrator, Israeli Opera

Nicolas Blanmont
Chief classical music critic, La Libre Belgique; correspondent for Opera (Belgium, France and Switzerland); opera critic for RTBF Musiq3

Aviel Cahn
Intendant, Opera Vlaanderen; General Director designate of Le Grand Théâtre de Genève

Hugh Canning
Chief classical music critic, The Sunday Times; member of Opera‘s editorial board

James Clutton
Director of Opera, Opera Holland Park

Waldemar Dąbrowski
General Manager of Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

Neil Fisher
Deputy Arts Editor, The Times

Lindy Hume
Opera director; Artistic Director, Opera Queensland; Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania’s state wide arts festival)

Joanna C. Lee
Correspondent for Opera (China)

George Loomis
Correspondent for Opera (USA), MusicalAmerica.com, The Financial Times

Max Loppert
Correspondent for Opera (Italy)

Fiona Maddocks
Chief Classical Music Critic; The Observer; member of Opera‘s editorial board

Njabulo Madlala
Baritone; Artistic and Executive Director Voices of South Africa

Anne Midgette
Chief classical music critic, The Washington Post

Barbara Minghetti
Artistic Director, Macerata Opera Festival

Evans Mirageas
Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera; Vice President of Artistic Planning at The Atlanta Symphony

Annilese Miskimmon
Opera director; Director of Opera of Den Norske Opera and Ballet

Nicholas Payne
Director, Opera Europa

Wiebke Roloff
Contributor, Opernwelt

Christina Scheppelmann
Artistic Director General, Gran Teatre del Liceu

Sebastian F. Schwarz
Founder and jury chair of the Glyndebourne Cup

Ken Smith
Critic, The Financial Times; correspondent for Opera (China); commentator, RTHK Radio 4

Victoria Stapells
Correspondent for Opera (Spain), contributor, Opera Canada

Birgitta Svendén
CEO & Artistic Director, Royal Swedish Opera

James C. Taylor
Correspondent for Opera (USA)

Lyndon Terracini
Artistic Director of Opera Australia

Thomas Yaksic
Consultant for Theatre Projects (Chile)