Myself and colleagues Mark Valencia and Simon Thomas scratched our heads, threw some ideas back and forth and eventually settled on the list of nominees you see below. Not surprisingly we didn’t agree on everything, probably about 90% of the list, but we believe it covers all of the performances and stagings that thrilled us over the last twelve months.
You might not agree with all our choices, but I think the great and the good of the capital’s operatic firmament are duly represented, so it’s time to get voting – and please feel free to forward the link to everyone you know. The more who vote, the merrier!
- Keith McDonnell, Opera Editor