Carlos Álvarez, Xabier Anduaga, Gran Teatre del Liceu Win Big at Ópera XXI Awards

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid has announced the winners of the third edition of the Ópera XXI Awards.

The winners of this edition include baritone Carlos Álvarez as Best Singer; tenor Xabier Anduaga, winner of the Young Singer award; Riccardo Frizza for best Musical Director; Robert Carsen for Best Stage Director; the Gran Teatre del Liceu’s “Turandot” for Best New Production; the Zarza Project for the Best Initiative; the Teatro Real’s My Opera Player and the Peralada Livestream Festival, for the best Digital Initiative; and “L’Italiana in Algeri”  from the Teatro Municipal de Chile for the best Latin American Opera Production.

There was also a Special Mention for bass Carlos Chausson, for his interpretation of “Don Pasquale” at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.

The Honorary Prizes went to Director Emilio Sagi for his legendary career, which includes 40 years as a cultural manager; the Telefónica company, as the Best Patronage Initiative, with an emphasis on the company’s work on  audiovisual and digital projects; finally the Friends of the Opera de Maó was honored on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

The winners will be given a prize of 4,000 euros.