Düsseldorf’s Auschwitz Tannhäuser wins the ultimate accolademain
The Burkhard C. Kosminski production that showed SS guards killing Jewish prisoners in a concentration camp has been awarded the coveted Opernwelt prize for Worst of the Year.
Other winners in the magazine’s annual round-up are:
Opera House of the year: Berlin Komische Oper
Performance of the year: Parsifal at the Vlaamese Opera Antwerp / Ghent, director Tatjana Gürbacas (also voted Director of the Year).
New opera: George Benjamin, Written on Skin.
Singer of the Year: Barbara Hannigan (for her performance in Written on Skin).
Orchestra of the Year: Dresden Staatskapelle.
Record of the Year: Cecilia Bartoli’s Norma