On Sunday 15 May 2016 at The Savoy Theatre, London, the winners of the International Opera Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. 

Opera stars and supporters gathered for an evening celebrating excellence in opera, as well as raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation – a trust which aims to help those at the start of their opera careers. 

Live performances on the night came from Readers’ Award winner Ermonela Jaho, Male Singer winner Gregory Kunde and winner of the CD Operatic Recital award Ann Hallenberg, all accompanied by Roger Vignoles on a piano kindly provided by Markson Pianos. Also performing was past winner Anna Bonitatibus singing Garcia’s "Già il perfido discese … Al mio pregar t’arrendi" from Semiramis. Kate Howden (mezzo soprano) and William Morgan (tenor), both 2016 National Opera Studio Young Artists, performed ‘Un soave non so che’ from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, accompanied by Ben-San Lau. 

The International Opera Awards, in association with Opera Magazine is sponsored by The Nexus Group.


Victoria Rees: The 2016 Opera Awards Collection

The International Opera Awards is delighted to announce its latest artistic collaboration, a collection of bespoke operatic scarves and stoles designed by artist Victoria Rees. 

In line with the operatic theme, these stunning garments have been modelled by two rising young stars, soprano Soraya Mafi and baritone Peter Brathwaite and photographed by Minjas Zugik, renowned for his images of opera singers.

Shop the collection here.

Photography by Minjas Zugik
Petroc Trelawny to host the International Opera Awards at the Savoy Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 International Opera Awards which will take place on Sunday 15 May at the Savoy Theatre, London. Starting at 6.30pm this year’s ceremony will be hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny. The evening will celebrate excellence in opera while also raising funds for the Opera Awards Foundation, which aims to support those starting their careers in the field of opera.

The ceremony will feature several performances by nominated and winning artists and two previous Opera Award winners, Stuart Skelton and Anna Bonitatibus, as well as the presentation of all twenty awards. The International Opera Awards is sponsored by Nexus, in association with Opera and piano is kindly provided by Markson Pianos.

Click here or call us on 0207 104 2057 to book.

Expanded Award Categories

Nominations in our two categories for young artists (Newcomer of the Year and Young Singer of the Year) skyrocketed this year so we're expanding both categories. Awards will now be made in four categories: Young Male Singer, Young Female Singer, Young Director and Young Conductor, all of which will be announced at the ceremony in May.