Opera of Flanders, the International Opera Award for Best Opera Company of the Year award. ‘A great honour and a culmination of ten years of hard work, ” says artistic director did afall Cahn, that the price Monday evening received at a gala in London.
It was the fourth time that the house was nominated in this category. Opera Vlaanderen took the Opéra national de Paris, Theater an der Wien, Houston Grand Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Gothenburg Opera.
“This award underlines once again that Opera Flanders play in the international top, precisely because we have opera in an exciting and relevant, current way,’ says Cahn. ‘Hopefully inspires this price anyone who, like us, believe in the future of the opera genre.
Cahn speaks of ‘the result of ten years of hard work by everyone at our house is involved. In front of and behind the scenes, in the offices and the studios. It is also mainly an award for them.” For Cahn this award at the end of his career at Opera Vlaanderen. He goes after this season to Geneva, where he was a managing director of Le grand théâtre de Genève.
Set designer Rebecca Ringst, that for the backdrop drawing of the creation of Les Bienveillantes last week at the Opera of Flanders in world premiere went, if the award for Best Designer. The International Opera Awards, also known as the ‘Toscars’, organized by the magazine Opera and awarded by an international jury of journalists and professionals from the international opera world.