2016

RESULTS

Best Performer:
ADRIANA BIGNANI LESCA
Role: The Angel (Bruno Coli: The Angel of the Odd)
Production of the Teatro Verdi di Pisa (Italy)

Best Production
PÉTER EÖTVÖS: SENZA SANGUE
Production of Grand Opéra d’Avignon (France)
Director: Róbert ALFÖLDI
BÉLA BARTÓK: BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Production of Grand Opéra d’Avignon (France)
Director: Nadine DUFFAUT


Special Award of the Jury
HANS WERNER HENZE: ELEGY FOR YOUNG LOVERS
Performed by the students of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

Director: András ALMÁSI-TÓTH

ARTE Audience Award:
The Omnibus Opera, production of the Serbian National Theatre – Novi Sad

JURY

Head of Jury:
HENRY LITTLE (UK)
Chairman of the British National Opera Coordinating Committee and Chief Executive of Orchestras Live

Members of Jury:
JOSÉ CORREIA (FRANCE)
Programme Manager of Arte Concert

KJELL ENGLUND (SWEDEN)
Violinist, composer, conductor, Director General of NorrlandsOperan

ANNILESE MISKIMMON (DENMARK)
Art Director of Den Jyske, the Danish National Opera

GUY COOLEN (BELGIUM)
Director General and Art Director of Muziektheater Transparant

2015

RESULTS

Best Performer:
MARLENE ASSAYAG
Role: Queen of the Night (W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute)
Production of the Szeged National Theatre (Szeged, Hungary)
Best Production:

ANNELIES VAN PARYS: PRIVATE VIEW
Production of Muziektheater Transparant (Antwerp, Belgium)
Director: Tom CREED

ARTE Audience Award:
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: THE MAGIC FLUTE
Production of the Szeged National Theatre
(Szeged, Hungary)
Director: Róbert ALFÖLDI

JURY

Head of Jury:
HENRY LITTLE (UK)
Chairman of the British National Opera Coordinating Committee and Chief Executive of Orchestras Live

Members of Jury:
JOSÉ CORREIA (FRANCE)
Programme Manager of Arte/Arte Live Web

DIETER KAEGI (Switzerland)
Director General of the Swiss Biel Solothurn Theatre and Orchestra and Art Director of Lismore Music Festival

KJELL ENGLUND (SWEDEN)
Violinist, Composer, Conductor and Director General of NorrlandsOperan

GERGELY VAJDA
Clarinetist, Composer, Conductor and Music Director of Huntsville Symphony

2014

RESULTS

Best Production:
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE: PUNCH and JUDY
Production of Die Neue Oper Wien (Austria)
Director: Leonard PRINSLOO

Best Performer:
MARION GRANGE (France)
Role: Suzanne (Christian Henking: Figaro¿)
Production of Biel Solothurn Theatre and Orchestra (Switzerland)

JURY

Head of Panel:
PHILIPPE AGID (FRANCE)
Former Deputy Director General of the Paris Opera

Members of Panel:
RAYMOND DUFFAUT (FRANCE)
Director of Chorégie d’Orange
Art Consultant at Opéra-Théatre d’Avignon

JOSÉ CORREIA (FRANCE)
Programme Manager of Arte/Arte Live Web

HENRY LITTLE (UK)
Chairman of the British National Opera Coordinating Committee and Chief Executive of Orchestras Live

SZILVESZTER ÓKOVÁCS (HUNGARY)
Director General of the Hungarian State Opera House

2013

RESULTS

Best Female Performer:
JELENA KONČAR (Serbia)
Role: Miss N.N. (The Last Flower of the Summer, Serbian National Theatre and
Croatian Composers’ Society – Music Biennale Belgrade)

Best Male Performer:
Sébastien OBRECHT – (France)
Role: Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw, Turkish State Opera and Ballet in Istanbul)

Best Production – Award of the International Jury:
RUSSELL HEPPLEWHITE: LAIKA THE SPACEDOG
English Touring Opera, London – Director: Tim YEALLAND

Best Production – ARTE Audience Award:
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Turkish National Opera and Ballet – Director: Aytaç MANIZADE

Collective Award of the University Panel:
LAIKA THE SPACEDOG
English Touring Opera, London – Director: Tim YEALLAND

Individual Award of the University Panel:
İLYAS SEÇKIN
Role: Miles (The Turn of the Screw, Turkish State Opera and Ballet in Istanbul)

Award of the Civil Panel:
TAMÁS PÁL, ZSUZSA MOLNÁR, ATTILA TORONYKŐY
Giuseppe VERDI: Simon Boccanegra

JURY

Head of Panel:
RAYMOND DUFFAUT (FRANCE)
Director of Chorégies d’Orange Festival, Art Director of the Opera d’Avignon and Art Consultant of Massy Opera and General Director of Auditorium Du Vaucluse Jean Moulin. Director of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique and Chairman of the Réunion des Opéras de France

Members of the Panel:
PASCAL ARON (FRANCE)
Deputy Manager of the Arts and Performance Department of ARTE France

GUY COOLEN (BELGIUM)
Director General and Art Manager of Muziektheater Transparant, Art Manager of Operadagen Rotterdam Festival

DIETER KAEGI (SWITZERLAND)
Director General of the Swiss Biel Solothurn Theatre and Orchestra and Art Director of Lismore Music Festival

FABRIZIO MELANO (USA)
Main Stage Director of the New York Metropolitan since 1970

PHILIPPE AGID (FRANCE)
Former Deputy Director General of the Paris Opera and International Consultant

HENRY LITTLE (UK)
Chairman of the British National Opera Coordinating Committee and Chief Executive of Orchestras Live

2012

RESULTS

Best Female Performer:
VICTORIA MARKARYAN
Georgia, Role: Mileva Junior (Mileva, Serbian National Theatre)

Best Male Performer:
PHILIPPE BROCARD
France, Role: Jay (A Death in the Family, Center for Contemporary Opera, NY)

Best Production – Award of the International Jury:
WILLIAM MAYER: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY
Center for Contemporary Opera, NY – Director:Róbert Alföldi

Best Production – ARTE Audience Award:
WILLIAM MAYER: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY
Center for Contemporary Opera, NY – Director: Róbert Alföldi

SPECIAL PRIZES:
Special Award of the Hungarian State Opera:
ADRIENN MIKSCH (Hungary)
Role: Mary – A Death in the Family,
Center for Contemporary Opera, NY

Special Award of the Festival:
ESZTER PETROVICS
For her four-year work as Television Director of the live broadcasts of the operas performed at the Festival

JURY

Head of Panel:
BERNARD FAIVRE D’ARCIER (FRANCE)
Chairman of the Biennales de Lyon
Director of the Arsenal de Metz
International Consultant

Members of the Panel:
RAYMOND DUFFAUT (FRANCE)
Director of Chorégie d’Orange
Art Consultant at the Opéra-Théatre d’Avignon

GÉRARD FACQ (FRANCE)
Director of the Opéra-Théatre d’Avignon

JOSÉ CORREIA (FRANCE)
Programme Manager of Arte/Arte Live Web

WALTER KOBÉRA (AUSTRIA)
Director of the Neue Oper Wien

SZILVESZTER ÓKOVÁCS (HUNGARY)
Director General of the Hungarian State Opera House

2011

RESULTS

Best Female Performer:
RAQUEL CAMARINHA (PORTUGAL)

Best Male Performer:
WASSYL SLIPAK (UKRAINE)

Best Production:
VIKTOR ULLMANN: THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS
Krakow Opera (Poland) / Director: Beata Redo-Dobber

Best Production/Audience Award:
JOSEPH MYSLIVEČEK: ANTIGONA
Theater Biel Solothurn (Switzerland) / Director: Andreas Rosar

Special Award of the Jury
For her performance in the productions Francesca da Rimini and The Secret Agent
ADRIENN MIKSCH (HUNGARY)
For the outstanding performance in the accompaniment of the festival productions
SZEGED SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

JURY

Head of Panel:
RAYMOND DUFFAUT (FRANCE)
Director of Chorégies d’Orange Festival, Art Director of the Opera d’Avignon and Art Consultant of Massy Opera, General Director of Auditorium Du Vaucluse Jean Moulin. Director of the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique and Chairman of the Réunion des Opéras de France

Members of the Panel:
GABRIELLE BABIN GUGENHEIM (FRANCE)
ARTE’s Programme Manager

STEFAN BALDURSSON (ICELAND)
Art Director and Director General of the Icelandic Opera

DANIELE BORNIQUEZ (ITALY)
Music Director of the Scala Academy in Milan

FABRIZIO MELANO (USA)
Main Stage Director of the New York Metropolitan

SHARON THOMAS
Stage Director of the Metropolitan Opera

NICHOLAS PAYNE (UNITED KINGDOM)
Director of Opera Europa

ÁDÁM HORVÁTH (HUNGARY)
Ministry Commissioner for the Hungarian State Opera House

2010

RESULTS

Best Male Performer:
PÉTER BALCZÓ (Hungary) – shared 2nd Prize
Role: Alfredo Germont (Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata)
Production of the Szeged National Theatre (Hungary)

ZSOLT HAJA (Hungary) – shared 2nd Prize
Role: Constantine (Thomas Pasatieri: The Seagull)
Production of Dicapo Opera Theatre (New York, USA)

ALEXEY BOGDANCHIKOV (Russia) – 3rd Prize
Role: Barrett (Marco Tutino: The Servant)
Production of Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre (Plzeň, Czech Republic)

Best Female Performer:
CHRISTINA BAGGIO (Italy)
Role: Renata (Sergei Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel)
Production of Csokonai Theatre (Debrecen)

DUNA Television Award:
GIUSEPPE VERDI: LA TRAVIATA
Production of the Szeged National Theatre (Hungary)
Director: Tamás JURONICS

ARTE Television Award:
KNUT VAAGE: VESLEFRIKK
Production of Den Nye Opera (Norway)
Director: Róbert ALFÖLDI

JURY

Zsűrielnök:
RAYMOND DUFFAUT (FRANCIAORSZÁG)
A Chorégies d’Orange Fesztivál igazgatója, az Avignon-i Opera és a Massy Opera művészeti vezetője, az Auditorium Du Vaucluse Jean Moulin főigazgatója. Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique igazgatója, a franciaországi Operák Szövetségének (Réunion des Opéras de France) alelnöke

Zsűritagok:
GABRIELLE BABIN GUGENHEIM (FRANCIAORSZÁG)
Az ARTE programigazgatója

STEFAN BALDURSSON (IZLAND)
Az Izlandi Opera Művészeti- és Főigazgatója

DANIELE BORNIQUEZ (OLASZORSZÁG)
A milánói Scala Akadémia zeneigazgatója

FABRIZIO MELANO (USA)
A New York-i Metropolitan Opera főrendezője.

SHARON THOMAS
A Metropolitan Opera rendezője

NICHOLAS PAYNE (EGYESÜLT KIRÁLYSÁG)
az Opera Europa igazgatója

HORVÁTH ÁDÁM (MAGYARORSZÁG)
A Magyar Állami Operaház Miniszteri Biztosa

2009

RESULTS

Best Female Performer:
KRISTIN SAMPSON (USA)
Tobias Picker: Emmeline – Dicapo Opera Theatre – Director: Róbert Alföldi

Best Male Performer:
ZOLTÁN NYÁRI (HUNGARY)
David Alagna: Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné – Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, Hungary – Director: Nadine Duffaut

Audience Awards:
Best Performer:
ZOLTÁN NYÁRI (HUNGARY)
David Alagna: Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné – Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, Hungary – Director: Nadine Duffaut

Best Production:
DAVID ALAGNA: LE DERNIER JOUR D’UN CONDAMNÉ
Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, Hungary – Director: Nadine Duffaut

JURY

Head of Panel:
FABRIZIO MELANO (USA)
Main Stage Director of the New York Metropolitan

Members of the Panel:
TAMÁS BÁTOR (HUNGARY)
Managing Director of the Miskolc International Opera Festival and Art Consultant for the Hungarian State Opera hHouse and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

DANIELE BORNIQUEZ (ITALY)
Music Director of the Scala Academy in Milan

LAURENCE DALE (FRANCE)
Opera singer, Art Director of Evian Festival

PAUL-EMILE GESLIN (FRANCE)
Partner Relationship Manager at Mezzo Television Channel

STEIN OLAV HENRICHSEN (NORWAY)
Director of the Prose Department of Den Nye Opera (Bergen)

ÉVA MARTON (HUNGARY)
Kossuth, Bartók and Pásztory Award winning Artist, Head of Department at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music

2008

RESULTS

Best Male Performer:
ADAM DIEGEL (USA)
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – Production of the Szeged National Theatre, Hungary
Director: Michael STURM

Best Female Performer:
JANJA VULETIC (Croatia)
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia – Baltic Opera
Director: Péter TELIHAY

Audience Awards:
Best Performer:
MARCIN HABELA (Poland)
Kingsley-Kunze: Raoul – Theater Bremen
Director: Julia HAEBLER

Best Production:
ROBERT WARD: THE CRUCIBLE
Production of Dicapo Opera
Director: Róbert ALFÖLDI

JURY

Head of Panel:
ANATOLY VASILIEV (RUSSIA)
Stage Director, one of the leading contemporary stage directors. Founder and Director of the Moscow School of Dramatic Art and Drama Professor at the University of Lyon

Members of the Panel:
ÉVA MARTON (HUNGARY)
Kossuth, Bartók and Pásztory Award winning artist, Head of Department at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary

PHILIP DE LA CROIX (FRANCE)
Journalist, music critic, writer and performer Director of Mezzo Television since 2007

MICHAEL CAPASSO (USA)
Director of the New York Dicapo Opera

JERZY SNAKOWSKY (POLAND)
Director of the Baltic Opera

ALAIN SURRANS (FRANCE)
Director of the Opéra de Rennes