Mazars was delighted to be the headline sponsor for this year’s International Opera Awards, celebrating the opera world’s best and brightest.
Hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny, this online event was watched around the globe and featured performances from this year’s winners and other famous faces, whilst raising funds to support the Opera Awards Foundation Artist Hardship Fund, set up to provide emergency grants to young artists affected by the pandemic. The event announced the long awaited 2020 awards and also honoured the extraordinary resilience of the opera industry during the past year.
Mazars also continued its sponsorship of the Young Singer Award, which showcases the inspirational and international journeys of up-and-coming artists and previous winners have included many notable operatic stars. The winners of this year’s award were Mezzo soprano Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and tenor Xabier Auduaga.
David Herbinet, Mazars’ Head of Audit, said of the evening:
David Herbinet, Head of Audit at headline sponsor Mazars, said: “On behalf of Mazars I congratulate all the well-deserved winners and in particular Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and Xabier Anduaga who shared the Mazars’ Young Singer Award. It was wonderful to be part of this year’s virtual event and celebrate the achievements and resilience of so many talented people across the opera world, whilst enjoying some truly spectacular performances.”
For full details of the awards and all the winners please see International Opera Awards and follow #OperaAwards2021 on social media for updates.
Watch highlights of the award ceremony on YouTube.
Photo credit: Marina Viotti winning Mazars’ Young Singer prize at International Opera Awards 2019 (c) Chris Christodoulou