The Rof at the International Opera Awards

2 April 2014

Two nominations for the Rossini Opera Festival in the International Opera Awards 2014, a prize offered by the English magazine Opera. The Rof is on the list for the two most prestigious awards: the one for the best event, together with the Festival of Aix-en-Provence (France), Bregenz (Austria), Wexford (Ireland), Glyndebourne and Longborough (England); and the one for the best production, in which Guillaume Tell competes with Die Frau ohne Schatten (Bayerische Staatsoper), Lulu (Welsh National Opera), Norma (Salzburg Festival), Die Soldaten (Zürich Opera and Komische Oper, Berlin), Les vêpres siciliennes (Royal Opera House) and Wozzeck (English National Opera).

The jury is made up of some of the most important international theatre critics, many of whom are constant visitors to our Festival: John Allison (Sunday Telegraph), Hugh Canning (Sunday Times), George Loomis (International New York Times and Financial Times), Fiona Maddock (Observer), as well as Nicholas Payne (editor of Opera), Sir Peter Jonas (late artistic director of the Bayerische Staatsoper) and Elaine Padmore (ex-artistic director of the Royal Opera House).

The awards will be presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Monday 7th April.