The Frankfurt Opera was once again chosen as “Opera House of the Year,” winning the honor for the sixth time, in an expert poll conducted by the publication “Opernwelt.” According to a statement made on Thursday, the sixth prize was given in recognition of excellent directorial accomplishments and original, brave program planning. The journal reportedly conducted interviews with more than 40 international critics for the survey.
The production of Nikolai Rimsky-“The Korsakov’s Night Before Christmas” by Christof Loy was voted the “Performance of the Year” for the 2021/22 season. The “Choir of the Year” for the vocalists’ performance in Luigi Dallapiccola’s musical “Ulisse” is also housed in this building.
Kirill Petrenko is the “Conductor of the Year.” The director of the Berlin Philharmonic received recognition for his performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Pique Dame” with the Berlin orchestra in Baden-Baden. Because to his interpretations of Weber’s “Freischütz” in Amsterdam and Shostakovich’s “Nase” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Kirill Serebrennikov is the “Director of the Year” according to the critics.
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The “World Premiere of the Year” was split equally between Stefan Wirth’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Peter Eötvös’ “Sleepless” at the Zurich Opera House. (dpa)