Royal Opera House Wins Olivier Awards

By Francisco Salazar

The 2022 Olivier Awards have announced its winners.

The ceremony, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall, saw the Royal Opera House win both opera categories.

The Outstanding Achievement In Opera went to Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for “Bajazet” at Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre.

Meanwhile, the Best New Opera Production went to “Jenůfa” by Royal Opera at Royal Opera House.

Of “Bajazet,” OperaWire noted, “‘Bajazet’ shows how much can be done when opera is stripped back to bodies and voices making the most concentrated and calculated of gestures.” Meanwhile, OW noted that “Jenůfa” was a taut and intensive new production from Claus Guth.”

The biggest winner of the evening was “Cabaret,” which won seven of its 11 categories, and “Life of Pi,” which won five awards.