Oper Dortmund and their General Music Director Gabriel Feltz have won “Best Opera House” of the year at the Oper! Awards 2023. The awards show will be presented during a festive gala on 27 February, beginning at 19.30 CET at the Opernhaus Dortmund and broadcasted live on the Oper! Awards website.

“The Oper Dortmund under its intendant Heribert Germeshausen has opened itself in an exemplary manner towards the town’s civic society through innovative formats such as We DO Opera!, at the same time making itself a subject of interest and a destination for national and international opera professionals and enthusiasts alike. An intelligent programme that includes rarities as well as opera staples, the engagement of exceptional singers and the Wagner-Kosmos symposium, which is unique in this form, have made the Oper Dortmund a must-go in 2022 for everybody with an interest in opera”, according to Ulrich Ruhnke, chairman of the Oper! Awards jury. “We are very much looking forward to honouring the Oper Dortmund on 27 February 2023 at its own premises with the Oper! Award for Best Opera House.”

Feltz’ upcoming highlights include performances with the Dortmund Philharmonic and Belgrade Philharmonic, as well as conducting the world premiere of Christian Jost’s opera Voyage vers l Espoir in March, staged by Kornel Mundruczo at the Geneva Opera.