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Bachtrack Opera Awards 2016 - The Results

Category: Best Chorus

Congratulations to the Hungarian State Opera Chorus, winner of the award for Best Chorus for their performance in Turandot. Bachtrack's Jenny Camilleri wrote:

“The chorus is, in fact, the motor behind the production’s visually fluidity. Informed by Japanese kabuki theatre, Mr Kovalik has them constantly moving in slick choreography, and while singing superbly to boot.”

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Answers to "Best Chorus" in "Bachtrack Opera Awards 2016: Best Chorus" © 2016 Bachtrack Ltd

Hungarian State Opera © Attila Nagy
© Attila Nagy


Category: Best Conductor

Congratulations to Sir Simon Rattle, winner of the Best Conductor award for his performance of Tristan und Isolde in Baden-Baden in March. Bachtrack's Ako Imamura enthused about how the hours flew by:

“Under Sir Simon Rattle’s meticulous, expansive and unhurried direction, the strings played waves of lush melodies with every note clearly articulated... it was the conductor and his orchestra that received the most tumultuous ovation at the end of the evening.”

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Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
© Monika Rittershaus