Monday, February 7, 2011

Nominees: Jonas Kaufmann, Christian Gerhaher & Andrew Shore

The Olivier Awards announced their nominees for the 2011 ceremonies taking place on March 13. Making the list for "Outstanding Achievement in Opera" are (from left to right): Andrew Shore, Christian Gerhaher and Jonas Kaufmann. Specific production information is after the jump.

Andrew Shore in ENO's The Elixir of Love at the London Coliseum
British baritone Andrew Shore starred as Dulcamara in Jonathan Miller’s production of Donizetti’s classic opera, which was updated from 19th century rural Italy to small town 1950s America to critical acclaim.

Christian Gerhaher in the Royal Opera's Tannhäuser at the Royal Opera House
German baritone and bass singer Gerhaher made his Royal Opera House debut as Wolfram von Eschinbach in Wagner’s battle of the sensual and spiritual, revived at the venue after more than 20 years.

Jonas Kaufmann in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera House
The Munich-born opera star is nominated for his principal role as Maurizio in the first revival of Francesco Cilea’s romantic drama, Adriana Lecouvreur, at the Royal Opera House since 1906.


1 comment:

  1. Well, we know who won eventually.
    The 'Adriana' production focuses on Angela, small wonder Jonas did not win.
    Congratulations to Christian, who is another of my idols (Jonas is of course one).