Denis & Katya shortlisted for Ivor Novello Award

November 3, 2020 - Awards / news

Denis & Katya has been shortlisted for an Ivor Novello Award in the Stage Works category of the 2020 Ivors Composers Awards. The awards ceremony will not be a public event this year, due to Covid-19, but the winning composers will be announced live on BBC Radio 3 on 1st December 2020 in a special programme.

Denis & Katya is my second opera, and was written in collaboration with Ted Huffman, and commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Music Theatre Wales and Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier. It was premiered in Philadelphia in September 2019, and was performed in Wales and London in March 2020 — one of the last performances to take place in London before Covid-19 hit.

The opera won the Fedora Generali Prize for Opera in 2019, and is shortlisted in the World Premiere category of the International Opera Awards.