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The inaugural International Opera Awards took place at London's Hilton Park Lane Hotel on April 22, 2013. We were there to sample the glamour...
The tenor picked up two awards, Opera Magazine's Readers' Award and the prestigious Male Singer Of The Year.
Joyce pushed the glamour dial to the limits, and picked up The Accessibility Award for the Metropolitan Opera while she was at it.
...to pick up one of his awards at The International Opera Awards 2013.
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann clutches one of his two awards at the inaugural International Opera Awards.
Antonio Pappano poses after winning the Conductor Award during the International Opera Awards at the Hilton Hotel, London.
The scene before opera's glitterati showed up to bring the glamour to London's Park Lane Hilton.
Founder Harry Hyman begins proceedings with a few words.
Lawyer, author and uber-glamour puss Nancy Dell'Olio lends a little sparkle to proceedings.
Dame Janet Baker poses with Ginny MacBeth (representing the Metropolitan Opera) with the award for Best Opera Orchestra Award.
Sophie Bevan poses with her gong after winning the Young Singer Award.
The revered mezzo-soprano ahead of the evening's festivities.
Sir Peter Moores poses after winning the Philanthropist/Sponsor Award during the International Opera Awards at the Hilton Hotel, London.
Bernard Foccrouelle poses after winning the World Premier Award for George Benjamin's Written on Skin (Aix Festival).
Pierre Audi represents The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh which won the Production Award.
'Allo 'Allo Madame Michelle! Was the famed actress looking for René (Pape)? Quite possibly...
Antony MacDonald poses after winning the Set Designer Award.
Michael Williams represents Cape Town Opera who won the Chorus Award at the inaugural event.
Sir George Christie poses after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award during the International Opera Awards.
Of course! The Classic FM team wouldn't have arrived in anything else... honest.
Founder of the International Opera Awards faces the cameras to chat before the kick-off.