Russian theatre nominated for international opera award

Moscow's Novaya Opera theatre has been nominated for the International Opera Awards 2015.

The theatre has been shortlisted in the best operatic theatre category at the awards, due to take place in London in April, Oxana Volkova, Novaya Opera's press secretary, told TASS.

Dubbed by the media, the 'Opera Oscar', 14 nominations have been made for the third annual edition of the awards.

Nominees include British director Graham Vick and Canadian director Robert Carson and Russian and Bulgarian sopranos Anna Netrebko and Sonya Yoncheva.

In its category, Novaya Opera is up against the London Coliseum, Komische Oper Berlin (Germany), Flamand Opera (Belgium), Graz Opera (Austria), and The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Belgium). 

The Kolobov Novaya Opera, which means 'New Opera' is one of the youngest musical theatres in Russia, founded in 1991 by prominent conductor Evgeny Kolobov.

The opera's repertoire has, according to its official website, several directions: Russian and Western classics, original shows and short dances. It also includes modern and 20th century operas.

It is located in Moscow's Hermitage Garden not far from the city's famous Bolshoi Theatre.

The International Opera Awards are scheduled to take place 26 April 2015, at London's Savoy Theatre, followed by an exclusive gala dinner at the Savoy Hotel.

Material from TASS was included in the story.


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