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World Premiere of Kurtág’s Fin de Partie Awarded at Intl Opera Awards

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.05.01.

György Kurtág’s Fin de Partie in Milan won the prize for best world premiere at the International Opera Awards in London late on Monday.

Fin de Partie was Kurtág’s first opera, commissioned and staged in 2018 by the Teatro della Scala. He adapted Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame as a one-act piece.

At the International Opera Awards gala, Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian won the prize for best female singer and US tenor Charles Castronovo was named best male singer. The prize for best opera company went to the Belgian Opera Vlaaderen.

The International Opera Awards was founded by billionaire philanthropist Harry Hyman in 2012.

featured image via Ruth Walz/MTI/MTVA