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Szczecin Opera wins prestigious award

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Peter Gentle 14.02.2013 14:15
  • A report by Michał Kubicki
A CD featuring the recording of Stanisław Moniuszko’s opera Verbum nobile by the ‘Opera na Zamku’ (Opera in the Castle) in the Baltic city of Szczecin has won the 2013 International Classical Music Award in the opera category.

Szczecin Opera: photo - wikicommons

An international jury comprising 17 music critics from 13 countries selected 15 CD and DVD productions from a total of 275 nominations in such categories as early music, vical recital, choral works, chamber music, symphonic music, and solo instrument.

Moniuszko’s Verbum nobile was premiered by the Szczecin Opera three years ago, with the company’s then music director Warcisaw Kunc serving as conductor. It was subsequently recorded on the DUX label, one of Poland’s leading classical music producers.

The International Classical Music Award is the most prestigious accolade in the history of the Szczecin Opera.

The awards will be presented on 18 March in Milan at a gala concert which will be broadcast live and recorded for broadcasts at a later date by members of the European Broadcasting Union EBU.

Last year, the composer Krzysztof Penderecki received the International Classical Music Lifetime Achievement Award. (mk/pg)

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