Winners of 10th Armel Opera Festival announced
Udo Zimmerman’s opera Weisse Rose (White Rose), performed by Swiss theatre company Biel Solothurn Theatre Orchestra, won the prize for best performance at the 10th Armel Opera Festival in Budapest on Tuesday, and French soprano Morgane Heyse won best singer.
Armel Festival combines a talent programme for opera singers and a music festival, staging five contemporary operas every year, organisers told MTI. This year’s festival was held in the Thalia Theatre in Budapest and the MuTh concert hall in Vienna from June 28 to July 3.
Hungarian director Róbert Alföldi’s staging of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna was awarded the Audience’s Prize and television director Eszter Petrovics received the Jury’s Prize for the festival’s broadcast on the Arte art channel.