Opera Vlaanderen wins award for Best Opera Company

Opera Vlaanderen has received the International Opera Award for Best Opera Company. "An enormous honor and a recognition of ten years of hard work," says artistic director Aviel Cahn.

Opera Vlaanderen was up against some tough competition; Opéra national de Paris, Theater an der Wien, Houston Grand Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and GöteborgOperans were also nominated, but in the end it was Opera Vlaanderen who received the honors. 

Artistic director Aviel Cahn when accepting the award:

"An enormous honor and a recognition of ten years of hard work by everyone at our opera house. On stage, behind the scenes, in the offices and the ateliers. More than anything, this is an award for them. This emphasises yet again that Opera Vlaanderen is part of the international top because we bring opera in exciting and societally relevant ways. I hope this award inspires everyone who - just like us - believes in the future of opera as a genre."0

The Best Opera Company award is for Aviel Cahn a welcome goodbye present. After finishing up this current season he leaves for Genève where he'll take up the artistic directorship of Le grand théâtre de Genève.

His ten years at Opera Vlaanderen have recently been documented in the book Opera Out of the Box, released at Stockmans Art Books.

Het boek 'Opera Out of The Box' over het directeurschap van Aviel Cahn bij Opera Vlaanderen

The book 'Opera Out of The Box' about Aviel Cahn's artistic directorship at Opera Vlaanderen.

Opera Vlaanderen is a welcome guest at the International Opera Awards. In the past, both the Choir and Symphonic Orchestra were nominated and in 2014, the house won the award for Best Wagner Anniversary Production with Parsifal, directed by Tatjana Gürbaca

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