International Opera Awards hail ex-director Speight Jenkins
Speight Jenkins, the former general director of Seattle Opera, has won the lifetime achievement prize at the International Opera Awards.
They were held at a London ceremony hosted by actor Richard E Grant.
The best female singer award sent to Anja Harteros and Christian Gerhaher won best male, while Semyon Bychkov was awarded the best conductor prize.
The evening also raised funds for the Opera Awards Foundation, which supports those starting their opera careers.
The ceremony, held at the Savoy Theatre, included live performances from readers' award winner Alexandra Kurzak and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, her co-star in the the Royal Opera House's production of Il Turco in Italia.
Here is the list of winners in full:
Den Norske Opera
CD (Complete Opera)
Offenbach: Fantasio, Opera Rara
CD (Operatic Recital)
Anna Bonitatibus: Semiramide: La Signora Regale, deutsche harmonia mundi
Welsh National Opera
Strauss: Elektra, Bel Air Classiques
Lotte de Beer
Khovanskygate, Birmingham Opera Company
Komische Oper Berlin
Ann Ziff (Bill and Ann Ziff Foundation)
Rossini: Aureliano in Palmira, Rossini Opera Festival
Richard Strauss Anniversary Production
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Royal Opera
Boesmans: Au Monde, La Monnaie