The Teatro de la Zarzuela He has been awarded the prize for Best New Opera Production 2018/2019 by ‘Bernarda Alba's house’ from Miquel Ortega, which it was shown in Madrid coliseum in eight performances in November 2018. The jury Bernarda , summoned by the Association Theaters, Estables festivals and opera seasons in Spain, He has released today the names of artists and institutions recognized in this second edition.
Libretto by Julio Ramos based on the original work of Federico Garcia Lorca, assembly it has the scene address Barbara Lluch and the premiere of the Plazuela de Jovellanos was Miquel Ortega himself who was in command of the musical direction. The cast included names like Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Carmen Romeu, Luis Cansino, Carol Garcia, Marifé Nogales, Elvira Bethlehem, Bern Perles or Milagros Martin, besides the veteran actress Julieta Serrano. The scenography is signed by Ezio Frigerio, costumes is Franca Squarciapino and lighting Vinicio Cheli.
The ceremony the awards will take place in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona the next 12 March 2020.
In addition to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, They have been awarded by the national lyrical activity during the season 2018-2019 Sondra Radvanovsky -Best singer- Y Leonor Bonilla -Best young singer-, Nicola Luisotti -Best Director Musical-, Cristof Loy -Best Stage Director- Y Pocket Opera and New Creation (OBNC) -Best Initiative for the Promotion of lyrical.
Best New Production Latinoamericana it's for him Gran Teatro de Lima for 'Alzira', in Verdi, co-produced by the Ministry of Culture of Peru with ABAO (Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera) and the Royal Opera de Wallonie (Liége, Belgium).
Last October, Opera XXI Assembly, meeting at its semiannual meeting in Oviedo, elected honorary awards for this second edition of the ceremony.
The award for Best Patronage Initiative went to La Caixa, which through its banking foundation La Caixa and its social work is committed to support different seasons theaters and festivals Spanish, as well as educational initiatives and outreach programs and approach to opera.
The Honorary Award for People is a recognition of the career of José Antonio Campos Borrego, one of the personalities dedicated to cultural management most outstanding of our country.
The honorary award for Cultural Institution went to the Canarios Friends of the Opera of Las Palmas, for its important task of promoting, promotion and dissemination of the opera during his 53 seasons uninterrupted path.
The jury of the second edition of the Opera XXI Awards is composed of journalists Eva Sandoval (RNE, Classical Radio), Jesus Ruiz Mantilla (The country), Maricel Chavarría (The vanguard), Gonzalo Alonso (The reason), José Luis Jiménez (ABC); by critic and co-director of the journal Platea Magazine, Alejandro Martínez, and the director of the magazine Opera Actual, Without Fernando River, and international critics Richard Martet (Opera Magazine) Y Victoria Stapells (Opera Magazine UK), in addition to Andres Rodriguez (Vice President of OLA, opera Latin America). They are experts of recognized national and international prestige and a deep knowledge of the current national lyrical activity. Also present in the discussions Oriol Aguilà, Opera XXI president and director of the Festival Castell de Peralada; José Monforte, Association secretary and general manager of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia), Y Nieves Pascual, Coordinator awards.
Opera XXI awards represent a commitment of the Association for the recognition of the intense lyrical activity in Spain and the artistic and creative talent you can enjoy the Spanish stages season to season.