21 November 2023
Berlin – The Dutch National Opera Amsterdam has been selected for the OPER! AWARD 2024 as Best Opera Company of the year 2023. This was announced today by the OPER! AWARDS jury. The prize will officially be presented during a ceremony at the Amsterdam Opera House on 29 January 2024. During the same ceremony, the recipients of the other 19 categories of the OPER! AWARDS will also be named and honoured in person.
The OPER! AWARDS are Germany’s only international, publicly presented opera prize, given annually during a gala to the best creatives of the international opera scene, working on or behind the stage. The awards are presented across 20 categories by a jury of music journalists. The assessment period is the calendar year 2023. For the first time, the gala will take place outside Germany.
“The Dutch National Opera under its director Sophie de Lint shows in an exemplary way how an opera house can be relevant and win acceptance in a diverse, modern urban society. Sophisticated projects and the right approach bring together people from different origins, backgrounds and interests under the common roof of the house on Waterlooplein. At the same time, its core identity as an opera house remains at the forefront of programming and perception, anchoring the art form in the future. The excellent selection of artists and their fitting combinations for a wide-ranging canon of rarities, classics and impactful world premieres turns every new production into a true experience of special artistic interest. The Dutch National Opera is a house for its city and at the same time an indispensable player in the international opera business”, according to Ulrich Ruhnke, chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury. “We are very much looking forward to honouring the Dutch National Opera on 29 January 2024 at its own premises in Amsterdam with the OPER! AWARD for Best Opera Company.”
Chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury
@Dutch National Opera / Luuk Kramer