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Introducing the members of the 2017 International Opera Awards jury.

John Allison (chair)

Editor, Opera
Critic, Daily Telegraph

David Agler

Artistic Director
Wexford Festival Opera

Aviel Cahn

Intendant
Opera Vlaanderen

Hugh Canning

Chief music critic, Sunday Times
Member of Opera‘s editorial board

Rupert Christiansen

Opera critic, Daily Telegraph
Member of Opera‘s editorial board

James Clutton

Director of Opera
Opera Holland Park

Serge Dorny

General Director
Opéra de Lyon

Neil Fisher

Deputy Arts Editor
The Times

Francisco Jose Folch

Critic
El Mercurio

Anthony Freud

General Director, President & CEO
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Deborah Jones

Sydney correspondent, Opera
National dance critic, The Australian

Joanna C. Lee

Contributor, Opera; columnist Opera (China)
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Njabulo Madlala

Baritone
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Hein Mulders

Intendant, Philharmonie Essen,
Aalto-Musiktheater & Essener Philharmoniker

Nicholas Payne

Director
Opera Europa

Gerhard Persche

Correspondent, OperaOpernwelt
& Fono Forum

Christina Scheppelmann

Artistic Director General
Gran Teatre del Liceu

Matthew Shilvock

General Director
San Francisco Opera

Ken Smith

Critic, Financial Times; columnist, Opera (China); commentator, RTHK Radio 4

Victoria Stapells

Contributor, Opera & Opera Canada.
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Birgitta Svenden

CEO & Artistic Director
Royal Swedish Opera