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Opera North Triumphs Over ROH in Opera/Music Theater Category

Opera North triumphed over the Royal Opera House in the opera and music theatre category with Eight Little Greats, its series of short, rarely-staged operas.

Awards hat-trick for Opera House

London's Royal Opera House and conductor Sir Charles Mackerras have taken the top prizes at the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) awards.

Sir Charles received the RPS Gold Medal and BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award at the event honouring live classical music.

The opera house won the conductor award for music director Antonio Pappano and the singer award for Ben Heppner.

Composer Thomas Ades took the large-scale composition prize for the opera house production of The Tempest.

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