WNO scoops South Bank Sky Arts Award

Welsh National Opera's production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has taken top honours in the Opera category at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Richard Jones's production, starring Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel as Hans Sachs, was up against English National Opera’s A Dog’s Heart and Glyndebourne’s Billy Budd.

WNO Managing Director Peter Bellingham said: “Everyone at WNO is absolutely delighted with the news... It is the second major award for the company’s landmark production of Meistersinger and a real tribute to the hard work and dedication of every member of the company.”

The production received unanimous acclaim, and had already secured one award, the TMA’s Achievement in Opera Award.

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2011 will be screened on 25 January 2011 on Sky Arts 1 HD at 9.00pm.