James Conway nominated for UK Theatre Award

25th September 2014

James Conway in rehearsal for ETO’s Spring 2014 production of King Priam. Photo by Bill Knight.

ETO’s General Director James Conway has been nominated for a 2014 UK Theatre Award, in the ‘Achievement in Opera’ category.

Run by industry body UK Theatre, the awards are intended to recognise outstanding achievements by regional companies.

The other nominees in the ‘Achievement in Opera’ category are Richard Farnes, Opera North’s Music Director, for his conducting of three of ON’s recent productions, and Welsh National Opera’s Chorus for their performance in Moses und Aron.

The full list of nominees in all categories can be viewed on UK Theatre’s site here.

The 2014 UK Theatre Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 19 October at the Guildhall in London.

James Conway is directing a new production of Handel’s Ottone as part of ETO’s Autumn 2014 season. The production is currently in rehearsal and opens on Saturday 18 October at Hackney Empire, before touring across England until late November.

James is also directing two operas for ETO in Spring 2015 – a new production of Puccini’s La bohème and a revival of ETO’s acclaimed 2013 production of Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. Both shows tour the UK from March to May 2015.

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