ETO nominated for a 2013 UK Theatre Award

26th September 2013

ETO has been nominated for a 2013 UK Theatre Award for its ambitious and widely-acclaimed Autumn 2012 season.

The nomination is in the ‘Achievement in Opera’ category, one of 15 award categories announced this morning by the Theatrical Management Association (TMA).

ETO’s Autumn 2012 nationwide tour, produced in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra , presented three very different, highly dramatic twentieth century operas – Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, The Lighthouse by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, The Emperor of Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann – and, paired with Ullmann’s opera, a staged performance of the Bach cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden.

All three productions aimed both to delight seasoned opera-goers and to offer an exciting way into opera for those new to the art-form, through dance, drama and song.

The season has already won a Whatsonstage.com Opera award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to London’s Operatic Scene’, and was shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Opera and Music Theatre.

The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Awards will be presented on Sunday 20 October at a lunchtime ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall.

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