Bachtrack Opera Awards 2017 - The Results

Category: Best Photograph

Congratulations to Frank Wing, winner of the Best Production Photograph for his wonderful image of Rameau's Le Temple de la Gloire in the New York Baroque Dance Company's production at UC Berkeley in April.

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Aaron Sheehan (Apollo) and his Muses © Frank Wing
Aaron Sheehan (Apollo) and his Muses
© Frank Wing
Category: Best Production

Congratulations, Opéra de Lyon, winner of the Best Production award for Romeo Castellucci's terrific production of Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher. Bachtrack's Beate Langenbruch was bowled over:

Romeo Castellucci’s staging and Piersandra Di Matteo’s dramaturgy seem precisely to shed light on the range and complexity of Paul Claudel’s libretto, at the same time analytic, allegorical, grotesque, epic and burlesque, mediaeval and modern."

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© stofleth
© stofleth
Category: Best Female Singer

Congratulations to Anita Rachvelishvili, winner of the Best Female Singer award for her performance of Dalila in Samson et Dalila at the Opéra de Paris in October. Bachtrack's Anne-Laure Faubert enthused about how Rachvelishvili was:

“able to play a woman who is in turn manipulative, loving and determined, she succeeds brilliantly in the three great arias, and her duet with Samson is a thing of utter beauty

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Anita Rachvlishvili © Opéra National de Paris | Vincent Pontet
© Opéra National de Paris | Vincent Pontet
Category: Best Male Singer

Congratulations to Lawrence Brownlee, winner of the Best Male Singer award for his performance of Ernesto in Don Pasquale at the San Francisco Opera in September. Bachtrack's Ilana Walder-Biesanz enthused about how Brownlee:

“...casually hit dizzying vocal heights while fighting to shove clothes into a suitcase or pounding the ground in despair

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Lawrence Brownlee (Ernesto), San Francisco Opera © Cory Weaver
© Cory Weaver