Awards Ceremony 2023

Live broadcast on February 27, 2023, starting at 7:30 p.m. here on this website and on

The OPER! AWARDS 2023 will be presented during a festive gala on 27 February, beginning at 19.30 CET at the Opernhaus Dortmund and transmitted live via this website. At the same time, the prize winners will be announced live on Twitter and Facebook, followed a little later on Instagram, all at @opermagazin.

The assessment period for the OPER! AWARDS 2023 is the calendar year 2022. For the first time, the award gala will take place outside Berlin.

In advance, the jury has announced on 5 January 2023 that the Oper Dortmund has been selected for the OPER! AWARD of “Best Opera House”. Winners of the other 19 prize categories of the OPER! AWARDS will be announced during the awards gala.

“The Oper Dortmund under its intendant Heribert Germeshausen has opened itself in an exemplary manner towards the town’s civic society through innovative formats such as We DO Opera!, at the same time making itself a subject of interest and a destination for national and international opera professionals and enthusiasts alike. An intelligent programme that includes rarities as well as opera staples, the engagement of exceptional singers and the Wagner-Kosmos symposium, which is unique in this form, have made the Oper Dortmund a must-go in 2022 for everybody with an interest in opera”, according to Ulrich Ruhnke, chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury. “We are very much looking forward to honouring the Oper Dortmund on 27 February 2022 at its own premises with the OPER! AWARD for Best Opera House.”

Ulrich Ruhnke
Chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury