Opera celebrated at Olivier Awards

The Barbican's new production of Glass' opera, Einstein on the Beach, is honoured alongside tenor Bryan Hymel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Billy Elliot, and Sweeney Todd at the 2013 Olivier Awards.

top hat arrive at the olivier awards

The 37th Laurence Olivier Awards took place last night at London's Royal Opera House, recognising the achievements in the worlds of opera, theatre and dance.

The Barbican's new production of Glass' 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach picked up the New Opera Production award after being nominated alongside ENO's productions of La Traviata, Billy Budd, and Caligula.

Tenor Bryan Hymel won the Outstanding Achievement in Opera award, celebrating his performances of Les Troyens, Robert Le Diable and Rusalka at the Royal Opera House. Other nominations in the category included Edward Gardner for his conducting of The Flying Dutchman and Billy Budd at the English National Opera, London Coliseum, Music Theatre Wales for In the Locked Room/Ghost Patrol at the Linbury Theatre, the Royal Opera House, and the Stage Management teams at English National Opera, London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the runaway success of the evening, winning seven awards from eight nominations. Dame Helen Mirren picked up the award for Best Actress for her role in The Audience.

Olivier Awards 2013: full list of winners

New Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

New Musical: Top Hat

Entertainment: Goodnight Mister Tom

Revival: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Musical Revival: Sweeney Todd

Actress-Play: Helen Mirren, The Audience

Actor-Play: Luke Treadaway, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Actress-Musical: Imelda Staunton, Sweeney Todd

Actor-Musical: Michael Ball, Sweeney Todd

Supporting Actor-Play: Richard McCabe, The Audience

Supporting Actress-Play: Nicola Walker, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Supporting Performer-Musical: Leigh Zimmerman, A Chorus Line

Director: Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Theater Choreography: Bill Deamer, Top Hat

New Opera Production: Einstein on the Beach, Barbican

Outstanding Achievement in Opera: Tenor Bryan Hymel for performances at the Royal Opera House

New Dance Production: Aeternum, Royal Ballet

Outstanding Achievement in Dance: Principal dancer Marianela Nunez, Royal Ballet

Set Design: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Lighting Design: Paul Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sound Design: Ian Dickinson and Adrian Sutton, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Costume Design: Jon Morrell, Top Hat

Audience Award for Most Popular Show: Billy Elliot

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theater: Season of new writing, Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Special Awards: Gillian Lynne, Michael Frayn

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