Helpmann Award for Best Opera

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Helpmann Award for Best Opera
Country Australia
Presented by Live Performance Australia
First awarded 2001
Currently held by Agrippina (2016)
Official website www.helpmannawards.com.au

The Helpmann Award for Best Opera is an award presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA), the "peak body for Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts industry".[1] It has been handed out since 2001 at the annual Helpmann Awards, which "recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia's vibrant live performance sectors".[2] The award is presented to the producer of an opera, that is first performed in Australia during the eligibility period.[3][4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

  Winners are listed first and marked in a separate colour, in boldface.[5][6]
Year Title Production company(ies)
2001
(1st)
The Eighth Wonder Opera Australia
Così fan tutte Opera Queensland
Wozzeck Opera Australia
Writing to Vermeer Adelaide Festival Corporation
2002
(2nd)
Batavia Opera Australia and Melbourne Festival
L'elisir d'amore Opera Australia
Parsifal State Opera of South Australia
The Fiery Angel (The Kirov Opera) Melbourne Festival
2003
(3rd)
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Opera Australia
Love in the Age of Therapy Sydney Festival and Oz Opera in association with Melbourne Festival and Victorian Arts Centre Trust
The Marriage of Figaro Opera Australia
Il trovatore West Australian Opera, State Opera of South Australia and Opera Queensland
2004
(4th)
Dead Man Walking State Opera of South Australia
Otello Opera Australia
2005
(5th)
The Ring Cycle State Opera of South Australia
The Love for Three Oranges Opera Australia
Madeline Lee Opera Australia
Der Rosenkavalier Opera Australia
2006
(6th)
Flight Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts 2006, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and State Opera of South Australia
La bohème The Opera Conference
The Magic Flute State Theatre Company of South Australia
Romeo and Juliet Opera Australia
2007
(7th)
Rusalka Opera Australia
Alcina Opera Australia
Satyagraha State Opera of South Australia, Leigh Warren & Dancers and The Adelaide Vocal Project
The Love of the Nightingale West Australian Opera, UWA Perth International Arts Festival, Opera Queensland and Queensland Music Festival
2008
(8th)
Arabella Opera Australia
Les contes d'Hoffmann Opera Australia
Dead Man Walking Andrew McManus Presents and Alexander Productions
Little Women State Opera of South Australia and State Theatre Company of South Australia
2009
(9th)
Billy Budd Opera Australia
The Coronation of Poppea Victorian Opera
The Navigator Brisbane Festival 2008 and Melbourne International Arts Festival
Aida West Australian Opera
2010
(10th)
Peter Grimes Opera Australia
Bliss Opera Australia
Le Grand Macabre Adelaide Festival in association with State Opera of South Australia
King Lear 10 Days on the Island
2011
(11th)
Partenope Opera Australia
La fanciulla del West Opera Australia
The Threepenny Opera Malthouse Theatre and Victorian Opera
María de Buenos Aires State Opera of South Australia and Leigh Warren & Dancers
2012
(12th)
Moby-Dick State Opera of South Australia
The Barbarians MONA FOMA and IHOS Opera
The Rake's Progress Victorian Opera
Elektra West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia
2013
(13th)
Salome Opera Australia
L'isola disabitata Hobart Baroque and Royal Opera House
Die tote Stadt Opera Australia
Un ballo in maschera Opera Australia
2014
(14th)
Melbourne Ring Cycle Opera Australia
La Traviata State Opera of South Australia, New Zealand Opera, Opera Queensland
Nixon in China Victorian Opera
The Turk in Italy Opera Australia
2015
(15th)
Faramondo Brisbane Baroque in association with QPAC
Faust Opera Australia in association with The Opera Conference
Madama Butterfly English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Lithuanian National Opera in association with West Australian Opera and Perth International Arts Festival
Philip Glass Trilogy State Opera of South Australia
2016
(15th)
Agrippina Brisbane Baroque in association with QPAC
Fly Away Peter Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Chamber Opera in association with Melbourne Festival
Luisa Miller Opera Australia
The Marriage of Figaro Opera Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". Live Performance Australia (LPA). Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "About". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chapter 3, Rule 7.1(d) - Eligible Productions" (PDF). Rules of the Helpmann Awards. Helpmann Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chapter 3, Rule 6.6 - Award Categories" (PDF). Rules of the Helpmann Awards. Helpmann Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nominees". Helpmann Awards. Live Performance Australia. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pandora Archive 2001 Helpmann Awards Nominees". Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA). Pandora Archive. Archived from the original on 18 July 2003. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

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