Jury «Golden mask» was chosen best Opera production

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in photomaximum National theatre Award and festival Golden MaskJury «Golden mask» was chosen best Opera production© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

The best Opera performance version of the jury of the theatrical award «the gold mask» became the Bolshoi theatre production of «Billy Budd», announced at the awards ceremony Sunday at the New stage of the Bolshoi theatre.

«Thank you for this assessment work, it is very important to us. It is our joint production with the English theatre», — said General Director of Bolshoi theatre Vladimir urin, receiving the award for the Opera «Billy Budd».

«Golden mask» for best actress in the category «Opera» received the actress of the Ekaterinburg Theatre of Opera and ballet Nadezhda Babintseva for her role in the play «the Passenger».

The winner in the nomination «Best male role» was Yevgeny Stavinsky for the role of Mephistopheles in the Opera «Faust» at the theater «New Opera».

The best conductor in the opinion of the jury «Golden mask» was Oliver background’donohue for his work on the play «the Passenger» the Ekaterinburg Theatre of Opera and ballet.

In addition, the experts of the «Golden mask» noted Kirill Serebrennikov as best Opera Director for his work on the production of «Chatsky».

«I want to thank all of the theatre community for their support of Cyril (government — ed.). I hope that justice will prevail,» said the painter Pavel Kaplevich, who received the award for the Director.

Theatre and the guests of the evening welcomed the decision of the jury with prolonged applause.

For the best work of the composer in musical theatre, noted Alexei Sumaka for the play «Cantos», which was awarded a special jury prize of the music theatre.

The second special prize was awarded to a duet of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the Opera «Manon Lescaut».