2020 International Opera Awards — sponsored by Nexus

21 September 2020 Please note these performances have been cancelled

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Please note these performances have been cancelled. This page will be removed once all bookers have been contacted.

Opera’s answer to the Oscars, this annual gala ceremony honours outstanding achievement on stage, backstage and in the pit, with awards including Singer of the Year, Opera Company of the Year and the annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards for Young Singer (sponsored by Mazars) and Newcomer recognise emerging talent.

Directed by Ella Marchment, the evening will feature live performances by stars of the opera world, and will be hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny along with special guest presenters.

2020 sees over 100 candidates in the running for twenty different awards. Shortlists have been whittled down by an expert jury, chaired by Opera Magazine editor John Allison, from thousands of nominations submitted by opera audiences and professionals worldwide.

Founded by opera lover and philanthropist Harry Hyman, the Awards exist not only to celebrate established stars, but to support the next generation of talent. The Awards raise money for the Opera Awards Foundation, a charity which awards bursaries to aspiring operatic talent around the world.

*Artists and repertoire are subject to alteration


Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Coronavirus update: Sadler's Wells welcomes socially distanced audiences from 17 May, in line with the UK Government roadmap. Read more