Mezzo-soprano Birgitte Fassbender given Lifetime Achievement award
The International Opera Awards 2016
Back for a third year, the International Opera Awards are the Oscars of the opera world. This year's nominees include a range of stars, from established artists to up-and-coming venues and younger artists.
- The Opera Awards aim to recognise the immense talent and achievements of everyone involved in the field, whether behind-the-scenes or on stage.
- The brainchild of Harry Hyman, the Opera Awards (known as 'The Operas') aim to be the first truly international set of prizes in the opera world.
- Winners in 21 categories are be judged by a distinguished panel, including writers from Opera Magazine and industry experts including journalists, performers, and artistic directors.
- The categories include awards for the best chorus, conductor, and newcomer, as well as featuring awards for the best male and female singer.
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