A production of Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo, directed by Andrew Lawrence-King, has been awarded the Golden Mask – one of Russia’s most prestigious prizes for theatrical art.
Emilio de Cavalieri’s work is thought to be one of the earliest surviving opera’s in the world, having first been performed in Rome in the early seventeenth century.
The production was nominated for best opera, best set design and best producer. Director Lawrence-King (pictured far right) was also nominated for best conductor.
While the award-winning opera will continue in rep at Moscow’s Natalya Satz Theatre next season, Lawrence-King has plans for an Italian historical staging of the Cavalieri production in Helsinki next year. Before then, he will be directing the St Petersburg Baroque Opera Studio in a performance of Stefano Landi’s La Morte d’Orfeo (1619) in November.
Lawrence-King is returning to the UK in June, where he will be collaborating with Jordi Savall at Wigmore Hall in a performance entitled ‘The Celtic Viol’.
Visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk for details and tickets to Andrew Lawrence-King’s performance on 9 June.