The winners of the 36th Annual Green Room Awards were announced on Monday at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, with Opera Australia’s Die Meistersinger taking out best Production in the Opera category and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical taking five of the 12 Musical Theatre categories, including Female Lead, Direction and Production. The ceremony, hosted by Anni Davey and Maude Davey, celebrated work presented on Melbourne stages in 2018.
The cast of Opera Australia’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Photo © Jeff Busby
In addition to best Production, Die Meistersingersaw Danish director Kasper Holten take out best Direction, and tenor Nicholas Jones awarded the Male in a Supporting Role category for his performance as David. Opera Australia also took out the Male Lead category for Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto’s performance in Don Quichotte.
Soprano Siobhan Stagg was awarded best Female Lead for her Mélisandewith Victorian Opera, with the company also picking up the Design category for Marg Horwell’s set and costumes for Lorelei , which also won best New Australian Work.
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