The Olivier Award nominations have been announced with numerous operas earning recognition.
In the Best New Opera category, Jan Philipp Gloger’s production of Mozart’s “Così fan Tutte” for the Covent Garden has been nominated alongside Philip Venables’ “4.48 Psychosis,” which was staged at the Lyric Hammersmith and won a UK Theatre Award in October 2016. English National Opera’s “Lulu” and “Akhnaten” round out the nominees in this category.
In the Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Renée Fleming garnered a nomination for her performance in Robert Carsen’s Royal Opera production of “Der Rosenkavalier.” She repeats the production later this year in New York. Other nominees in this category include Stuart Skelton for his performance in the ENO’s “Tristan and Isolde” and Mark Wigglesworth for his performances of “Don Giovanni” and “Lulu” at the London Coliseum.
The awards will be presented on April 9 at the Royal Albert Hall.