15 April 2014

Longborough Festival Opera - Royal Philharmonic Music Award



Longborough Festival Opera's 2013 Ring Cycle has been shortlisted in the Opera and Music Theatre category of the RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Awards. The RPS Music Awards presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music and musical excellence in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations.

This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2013. Awards in 13 categories are chosen by eminent independent juries from the music profession and are unique in the breadth of musical achievement they span, from performers, composers and inspirational arts organisation to learning, participation and engagement. This year’s awards are for achievement in the UK during 2013. Winners will be announced at the RPS Music Awards ceremony on Tuesday 13 May, with a special RPS Music Awards programme broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 18 May at 10 pm.

Longborough’s 2013 Ring Cycle
Conductor: Anthony Negus
Director: Alan Privett
Designer: Kjell Torriset
Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod

Longborough Festival Opera is the first privately owned opera house to have staged a full-length production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. A new production of Tristan und Isolde in 2015 will be followed by Tannhaüser, Lohengrin, Parsifal and Die Meistersinger vonm Nürnberg in future years. Since 1998, alongside core repertoire, Longborough Festival Opera has steadily built its commitment to the works of Richard Wagner, starting with the CBTO Vick/Dove arrangement of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Longborough Festival Opera