Opera celebrated at Olivier Awards
29 April 2013, 11:43
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.
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