International Opera Award Goes to Mariusz Treliński
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Polish opera director Mariusz Treliński wins the International Opera Award for Best Opera Director!
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The renowned Polish opera director and artistic director of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Mariusz Treliński has won the International Opera Award for Best Opera Director. Treliński was nominated alongside other opera greats from around the globe including David Bösch, David Hermann, Tobias Kratzer, David McVicar and Lydia Steier.
At the award ceremony Treliński said:
We take opera very seriously. It is a genre that can change the world.
Poland has been very successful at the awards in the past few years. As it happens, Mariusz Treliński had been nominated for the award in 2016, while the same year, his Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera was up for Best Opera Company. In 2015, Polish opera singer Aleksandra Kurzak won the Audience Award. In 2016, the Best DVD Recording also had a Polish nomination: the rendition of King Roger, directed by Kasper Holten at the Royal Opera House in London, co-produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. In 2017, the International Opera Award in the ‘Rediscovered Work’ category went to Goplana by Władysław Żeleński, directed by Janusz Wiśniewski at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.
Founded by opera lover and philanthropist Harry Hyman, the International Opera Awards exist not only to celebrate established stars but to support the next generation of talent. The Awards raise money for the Opera Awards Foundation, a charity which awards bursaries to aspiring operatic talent around the world. The awards are given in 16 different categories by a jury which includes notable music critics and art patrons. The official award ceremony was held on 9th April 2018 at the London Coliseum.
Source: International Opera Awards, compiled by NR, Apr 2018