Second edition of the Premios Opera XXI will be in virtual format and will coincide with World Opera Day
After the suspension in March of the Premios Opera XXI ceremony, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has reformulated its plans and will present its awards in a virtual ceremony on October 25, coinciding with World Opera Day. the opera. Among the winners of this second edition, the production “Alzira” by the Gran Teatro Nacional de Perú stands out.
Ópera XXI is an Association of Theaters, Festivals and Stable Seasons of Opera and Zarzuela in Spain, which brings together 25 associated entities. After the suspension in March of the gala for the delivery of its Opera XXI Awards, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the entity had been working on a delivery ceremony that was going to take place at the end of September at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona .
However, given the current limitations and given the health situation of the country, Opera XXI has reformulated its plans and will present its awards in a virtual ceremony on October 25, coinciding with World Opera Day. This will be done through its website: operaxxi.com, which has been recently renewed, as well as through the portals of its 25 associated theaters and festivals.
The ceremony will be conducted by Daniel Bianco, director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela and will feature supporting videos from all the winning artists, as well as a performance by two of the award-winning artists, the sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky and Leonor Bonilla.
The winners of this second edition of the Opera XXI Awards were Sondra Radvanovsky (best singer), Leonor Bonilla (young singer), Nicola Luisotti (musical director), Christof Loy (stage director), ‘La Casa de Bernarda Alba’, from Teatro de la Zarzuela (best new production), Òpera de Butxaca (initiative to promote the lyric), Alzira, of the Gran Teatro Nacional de Perú (Opera Latin America production), Fundaciò la Caixa (best patronage initiative), José Antonio Campos Borrego (honorary award for a career), and Asociación de Amigos Canarios de la Ópera (award for the cultural institution).
Likewise, a campaign will be carried out on social networks to disseminate each of the winners from various audiovisual capsules that will collect the testimony of the various award-winning artists and institutions. In this more transversal way, Ópera XXI wants to publicize the initiative of the Awards and reach the broad music-loving public.
In parallel, the call for the third edition of the Awards will be held, which will recognize the 2019-2020 lyrical season, which was generally interrupted in March, truncating the planned programming. For this reason, this edition will incorporate a new category to recognize the best initiative of theaters during confinement.