OPER! AWARD Names Opera Dortmund Best Opera House the Year

By Francisco Salazar

The OPER! AWARD has announced its 2023 winners.

The Award selected the Opera Dortmund as Best Opera House of the year 2022. The prize will officially be presented during a ceremony at the Dortmund Opera House on Feb. 27, 2023.

In a statement Ulrich Ruhnke, chairman of the OPER! AWARDS jury said, “The Oper Dortmund under its intendant Heribert Germeshausen has opened itself in an exemplary manner towards the town’s civic society through innovative formats such as We DO Opera!, at the same time making itself a subject of interest and a destination for national and international opera professionals and enthusiasts alike. An intelligent program that includes rarities as well as opera staples, the engagement of exceptional singers and the Wagner-Kosmos symposium, which is unique in this form, have made the Oper Dortmund a must-go in 2022 for everybody with an interest in opera.”

During the ceremony, the recipients of the other 19 categories of the OPER! AWARDS will also be named and honored in person.

The OPER! AWARDS are Germany’s only international, publicly presented opera prize, given annually during a gala to the best creatives of the international opera scene, working on or behind the stage.

The awards are presented across 20 categories by a jury of music journalists and the assessment period is the calendar year 2022.