NEWS Helpmann Award 2015 Winners Announced

Yesterday the winners of the 2015 Helpmann Awards were announced

 WA, specifically the PIAF festival, came out with some notable wins – The Rabbits got 4 awards (all that it was nominated for), and PIAF performers William Christie and Les Arts Florissants won their categories.

ACO unsurprisingly won best symphony, and the big winner in the opera category was Queensland production Faramondo.

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Below are a list of the 2015 award Winners in the classical music category

The Classical Music Awards

Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert

Les Arts Florissants and Le Jardin des Voix â jardin à l’italienne (Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House and PIAF)

Best Individual Classical Performance

William Christie (William Christie – Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House and PIAF)

Best Symphony Orchestra Concert

Reflections on Gallipoli (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Best Direction of an Opera

Paul Curran (Faramondo – Brisbane Baroque, in association with QPAC)

Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera

Anna Devin (Faramondo – Brisbane Baroque, in association with QPAC)

Best Female Performer in an Opera

Jennifer Rivera (Faramondo – Brisbane Baroque, in association with QPAC)

Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera

Christopher Lowrey (Faramondo – Brisbane Baroque, in association with QPAC)

Best Male Performer in an Opera

Michael Fabiano (Faust – Opera Australia)

Best Opera

Faramondo (Brisbane Baroque + QPAC)

 The Rabbits

I think specific mention needs to be made of the WA Opera/Barking Gekko/Opera Australia/PIAF production of the Rabbits – a huge number of wins for an interesting and well-loved work

Best costume designGabriela Tylesova

Best new Australian Work

Best presentation for Children

Best Original score – Kate Miller-Heidke