RNCM Opera Nominated for Manchester Theatre Award

RNCM Opera’s production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award.

Following last year’s Best Opera win for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vie Parisienne appears in the Best Design category alongside Endgame (HOME), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon Theatre) and The Pitmen Painters (Oldham Coliseum).

Transforming the stage into a railway station, apartment, restaurant and the Moulin Rouge, set and costume designer Simone Romaniuk’s vibrant and colourful depiction of Parisienne life in the 1930s caught the eye from the off, with critic Robert J Farr describing it as ‘out of this world’. Kevin Thraves, Head of Opera, said:  ‘I am delighted that the RNCM Opera’s stunning production of La Vie Parisienne has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award.  The list of nominees across all categories includes professional opera companies such as Opera North, Buxton Festival and English Touring Opera.  It is a huge achievement for the RNCM, and testament to the high standard of our opera productions, to receive a nomination in the Best Design category.’

The Manchester Theatre Awards were established in 2011 to replace the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, set up in 1981. The RNCM won a total of seven MEN Awards between 1990 and 2005, and was nominated an additional four times. Since the Manchester Theatre Awards took over, the RNCM has won one Best Opera accolade (for 2015’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and has been nominated for productions in 2012, 13 and 14.

This year’s ceremony takes place Friday 17 March at HOME. Tickets are priced £15 and are available online at www.homemcr.org or through the Box Office on 0161 200 1500.

Click here for full MTA details.

17 January 2017