International Opera Awards Ceremony 2022 Live

International Opera Awards Ceremony 2022 Live


norman lebrecht

November 28, 2022

Crowned ‘Opera Company of the Year’ in 2021, Teatro Real is host of the 2022 International Opera Awards ceremony. Live from Madrid, Slippedisc, courtesy of  OperaVision, streams the complete ceremony featuring an exciting array of categories including: Best Conductor, Designer, Digital Opera, Director, Equal Opportunities & Impact, Female Singer, Festival, Male Singer, New Production, Readers’ Award, Recording (Complete Opera), Recording (Solo Recital), Rediscovered Work, Rising Talent, Sustainability and World Premiere.

Founded in 2012 and known as opera’s Oscars, the International Opera Awards are the annual celebration of excellence in the international opera scene. The awards aim to recognise and reward success, create scholarships for emerging talent and raise the profile of opera. This year’s jury, composed of opera professionals, will be chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine. The ceremony will be in English with an excellent programme of live performance, detailed below:


  La vida breve. Interludio y Danza española. Manuel de Falla
Teatro Real Choir

Madama Butterfly. ‘Un bel dì vedremo’. Giacomo Puccini
Barno Ismatullaeva, soprano

La tabernera del puerto. ‘No puede ser’. Pablo Sorozábal
Iván Ayón Rivas, tenor

Lucia di Lammermoor. Gaetano Donizetti
Sabina Puertolas, soprano
Xabier Anduaga, tenor

Macbeth. ‘Patria opressa’. Giuseppe Verdi
Teatro Real Choir

I puritani. Vincenzo Bellini
Jessica Pratt, soprano
Francesco Demuro, tenor

El barbero de Sevilla. ‘Me llaman La Primorosa’. Gerónimo Giménez y Manuel Nieto
Sabina Puertolas, soprano

 Le nozze di Figaro. ‘E Susanna non vien…Dove sono…’. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nardus Williams, soprano

 Doña Francisquita. Coro de románticos. Amadeo Vives
Teatro Real Choir

Live streaming on Monday 28 November 2022

at 1930 CET/18.30London/1330NY


  • Broadsman says:

    You’ve missed off from the programme Siegfried’s Farewell which they’ve included as a tribute to Harry Brunjes at ENO. Some might prefer to remember his production of It’s not a very Wonderful Life and for his portrayal as Jack Pointless in The Yeomen of the Guard.

  • Player says:

    Chaired by Opera magazine’s editor, John “Bollocks to Brexit” Allison? Terribly unbiased as a judge, I’m sure. How can this junket fail to excite us all?

  • Carlos Solare says:

    “Slipped Disc streams…” – that’s chutzpah for you!

  • Master Jacques says:

    Good to see that at least a smattering of zarzuela was included in the Gala programme – it’s about time the wider operatic world took Spain’s superb lyric stage repertoire to heart. I hear that Sabine Puertolas’s ‘Polonaise’ from the Giménez/Nieto zarzuela was the big hit of the evening.