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Nominations are now open for the 2020 International Opera Awards.

This is your chance to have your say about the highlights of your operatic year, by telling us about the artists, ensembles and productions which stood out for you in 2019 – anywhere in the world.

Your nominations will enable our jury to draw up the shortlists from which our 2020 winners will be determined.

All nominations should be for performances and achievements of the 2019 calendar year. Submissions are encouraged from both the public and the opera industry, and multiple submissions are permitted.

Shortlists will be announced in early 2020, when voting for the Opera magazine Readers’ Award will also open. Details of the 2020 ceremony will be revealed shortly.

Please contact us if you have any queries about the nomination process.

Nominations close at 5pm GMT on Friday 10 January 2020.

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Education & Outreach

Female Singer


Lifetime Achievement

Male Singer


Emerging directors, conductors and composers.

New Production

New productions staged for the first time during 2019.

Opera Company

Opera Orchestra


Recording (Solo Recital)

Solo aria recordings released during 2019.

Recording (Complete Opera)

Complete opera recordings (live or studio) released on CD or DVD during 2019.

Rediscovered Work

Productions of rare works which premiered during 2019.

World Premiere

New works which premiered during 2019.

Young Singer

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Thank you for your submission. Shortlists will be announced in early 2020.

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