Yesterday, the finalists were announced for the 2018 International Opera Awards, and we’re thrilled to see several familiar faces among them. The winners will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony on Monday 9 April 2018 at the London Coliseum. Presented by Petroc Trelawny and directed by Ella Marchment, the evening will feature performances by some of opera’s greatest names. Booking opens on 2 February.

Conducted by David Afkham in his Teatro Real Madrid debut last Spring, Pierre Audi’s production of Alberto Ginastera’s Bomarzo is up for the Rediscovered Work award. Prior to the performances in Madrid, the opera had not been heard on a European stage since 1976.

David Afkham makes his debut tour with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España

David Afkham makes his debut of Bach’s St Matthew Passion