Ottawa native, mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta, topped the list as the WhatsOnStage Opera poll‘s breakthrough artist of 2017.
The company, Opera North, won in three categories.
Here are the winners:
Best new opera production: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Opera North.
Best opera revival: Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) The Royal Opera
Outstanding achievement in an operatic role: Allan Clayton (Hamlet, Glyndebourne)
Breakthrough artist in U.K. opera: Wallis Giunta, mezzo-soprano: La Cenerentola, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North)
Event of the year/Outstanding contributuon to the U.K. operatic scene: Opera North for its ‘Little Greats’ season.