Awards Ceremony 2024

Live broadcast on January 29, 2024, starting at 7:30 p.m. here on this website and on

The OPER! AWARDS 2024 will be presented during a festive gala on 29 January, beginning at 19.30 CET at the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam and transmitted live via this website. At the same time, the prize winners will be announced live on X and Facebook, followed a little later on Instagram, all at @opermagazin.

The assessment period for the OPER! AWARDS 2024 is the calendar year 2023. For the first time, the award gala will take place outside Germany.

In advance, the jury has announced on 21 November 2023 that the Dutch National Opera has been selected for the OPER! AWARD of “Best Opera Company”. Winners of the other 19 prize categories of the OPER! AWARDS will be announced during the awards gala.

“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.”

Ulrich Ruhnke
Chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury