Green Room Award Nominations For 2016

Noinations for the 2016 Green Room Awards have just been announced. The Green Room Awards are Melbourne’s performing arts awards. Since 1982 they have been awarded in recognition of excellence in a variety of categories including Cabaret, Dance, Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre and Alternative and Hybrid Performance productions.

Yes – it’s a Melbourne accolade, but here in Sydney we have enjoyed many of these performances – so congratulations to the nominees and we look forward to the awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne on March 27, 2017. Opera Australia, unsurprisingly dominates the nominations with its 2016 Melbourne Ring Cycle alone, garnering 11 nominations for its four operas. However, smaller companies like Melbourne Opera and Victorian Opera have also earned well-deserved recognition for their work.

The nominees:

Female Lead:  Nicole Car (Luisa) – Luisa Miller (Opera Australia)/ Lianna Haroutounian (Mimi) – La Bohème (Opera Australia)/ Lise Lindstrom (Brünnhilde) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/  Jessica Pratt (Lucia) – Lucia di Lammermoor (Victorian Opera)/ Amber Wagner (Sieglinde) –The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)

Male Lead: Warwick Fyfe (Alberich) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Jeremy Kleeman (Magus) – Voyage to the Moon (Victorian Opera)/ James Johnson (Wotan/The Wanderer) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Daniel Sumegi (Hagen) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Gianluca Terranova (Rodolfo) – La Bohème (Opera Australia)/ Marius Vlad (Tannhauser) – Tannhauser (Melbourne Opera)
Female in a Supporting Role: Anna-Louise Cole (Gerhilde/Third Norn) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Eva Kong (Laura) – Luisa Miller (Opera Australia)/ Sarah Sweeting (Venus) – Tannhauser (Melbourne Opera)
Male in a Supporting Role: Richard Anderson (Colline) – La bohème (Opera Australia)/Jud Arthur (Fafner/Hundig) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ James Clayton (Tonio) – Laughter and Tears (Victorian Opera)/ Graeme Macfarlane (Mime) – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Raphael Wong (Musiklehrer) – Ariadne auf Naxos (CitiOpera)
Conductor: Phoebe Briggs – Four Saints in Three Acts (Victorian Opera)/ Pietari Inkinen – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ David Kram – Ariadne auf Naxos (CitiOpera)/ Andrea Licata – Lusia Miller (Opera Australia)/ Richard Mills – Laughter and Tears (Victorian Opera)/ Andrea Molino – La Bohème (Opera Australia)
Design: Robert Kemp (Set) and Matt Scott (Lighting) – The Pearl Fishers (Opera Australia)/ Zoe Scoglio (Video) – Tannhauser (Melbourne Opera)/ Lucy Wilkins (Costumes) – Pygmalion (Lyric Opera)
Direction: Neil Armfield – The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)/ Giancarlo del Monaco – Luisa Miller (Opera Australia)/ Lara Kerestes – Il Signor Bruschino (Lyric Opera)
Production: Luisa Miller (Opera Australia)/ Tannhauser (Melbourne Opera)/ The Ring Cycle (Opera Australia)

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