THE SCOOP | The 2024 Dora Nominees Have Been Introduced, With The COC’s Don Giovanni Main The Opera Division


L: 2024 Dora Awards host Ryan G. Hinds (Photo: Dahlia Katz); R: Photos from previous Dora Awards ceremonies for the performing arts in Toronto (Photos courtesy of TAPA)
L: 2024 Dora Awards host Ryan G. Hinds (Photograph: Dahlia Katz); R: Photographs from earlier Dora Awards ceremonies (Photographs courtesy of TAPA)

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) has introduced the nominations for the forty fourth Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, now often known as the Dora Mavor Moore Awards offered by the Romano D’Andrea Basis. The 2024 Doras embrace 228 nominations for 197 eligible productions.

It’s the primary yr for the Awards for the reason that withdrawal of Mirvish Productions from TAPA earlier in 2024.

The Opera Division has 13 registrations, the smallest class amongst a complete of seven. The Ceremony and Award Presentation takes place June 24 on the Elgin and Winter Backyard Theatre Centre, hosted by Ryan G. Hinds. A complete of 43 award classes are represented.

The 2024 Dora Mavor Moore Awards offered by the Romano D’Andrea Basis Nominees

Opera Division

Don Giovanni, Canadian Opera Firm presents co-production of Royal Opera Home, Covent Backyard; Gran Theatre del Liceu; The Israeli Opera; and Houston Grand Opera Firm

Seven nominations:

  • Excellent Manufacturing,
  • Excellent Efficiency by an Particular person to every Mané Galoyan and Paolo Bordogna,
  • Excellent Inventive Course to Kasper Holten (Director), Amy Lane (Affiliate Director), Signe Fabricius (Unique Motion Director), Anna-Marie Sullivan (Revival Motion Director) and Johannes Debus (Musical Director),
  • Excellent Achievement in Design to every of Anja Vang Kragh (Costume), Es Devlin (Scenic) and Luke Halls (Unique Projection Designer).
A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Don Giovanni, 2024 (Photo: Michael Cooper)
A scene from the Canadian Opera Firm’s manufacturing of Don Giovanni, 2024. Conductor Johannes Debus, director Kasper Holten, affiliate director Amy Lane, set designer Es Devlin, costume designer Anja Vang Kragh, lighting designer Bruno Poet, revival lighting designer John Paul Percox, projections designer Luke Halls, choreographer Signe Fabricius, revival motion director, and resident combat and intimacy director Siobhan Richardson. Photograph: Michael Cooper

Medea, Canadian Opera Firm co-production with The Metropolitan Opera, Greek Nationwide Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago

Six nominations:

  • Excellent Manufacturing,
  • Excellent Efficiency by an Particular person to every Chiara Isotton and Sondra Radvanovsky,
  • Excellent Inventive Course to Sir David McVicar (Director), Jo Meredith (Motion Director) and Lorenzo Passerini (Musical Director),
  • Excellent Achievement in Design for Sir David McVicar (Scenic).

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, Volcano in affiliation with the Canadian Opera Firm, Moveable Beast, and Soulpepper Theatre Firm, co-presented by Luminato and TO Reside

Six nominations:

  • Excellent Manufacturing,
  • Excellent by an Particular person to Neema Bickersteth,
  • Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble to The Ensemble of: Queen Hezumuyango, Ineza Mugisha, Jaz Fairy-J, Robert Ball, Jim Williams, Tafari Anthony, Pulga Muchochoma, Khay Andrews, Karen Wiegold, Michelle Adams, Grace Gayle, Reverne Hazelwood, Martin Gomes, and Kathleen Simpson,
  • Excellent New Musical/New Opera (SHARED BY MUSICAL AND OPERA DIVS) to Scott Joplin, Jessie Montgomery, Jannina Norpoth, Leah-Simone Bowen, and Cheryl L. Davis,
  • Excellent Inventive Course to Weyni Mengesha (Director), Esie Mensah (Choreographer) and Kalena Bowell (Musical Director),
  • Excellent Achievement in Design to Camellia Koo and Rachel Forbes (Scenic).

Don Pasquale, Canadian Opera Firm presents Scottish Opera manufacturing

Three nominations:

Fidelio, Canadian Opera Firm presents San Francisco Opera manufacturing

Two nominations:

  • Excellent Manufacturing,
  • Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble to Matthew Ozawa (Director) and Johannes Debus (Musical Director).

The Crafty Little Vixen, Canadian Opera Firm presents English Nationwide Opera manufacturing

Two nominations:

  • Excellent Efficiency by an Particular person to Christopher Purves,
  • Excellent Efficiency by an Ensemble to The Ensemble of: Canadian Opera Firm Refrain and Canadian Kids’s Opera Firm.

Pomegranate, Canadian Opera Firm and Vancouver Opera

Two nominations:

  • Excellent Efficiency by an Particular person to Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野,
  • Excellent New Musical/New Opera (SHARED BY MUSICAL AND OPERA DIVS) to Kye Marshall (Composer) and Amanda Hale (Librettist).

Tosca, Canadian Opera Firm

One nomination:

  • Excellent Efficiency by an Particular person to Roland Wooden

Different Classes

  • Sizwe Banzi is Useless (Soulpepper Theatre Firm) leads the Normal Theatre Division with seven nominations (out of 38 registered productions), and The Grasp Plan (Crow’s Theatre) follows with 6 nods.
  • Bremen City (Bremen City Collective) and Tyson’s Music (Pleiades Theatre) co-lead the Unbiased Theatre Division (45 registered productions) with six nominations every.
  • Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812 (Crow’s Theatre & The Musical Stage Firm) has probably the most nominations this yr with 10 faucets within the Musical Theatre Division (from a complete of 15 registered productions), adopted by De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail (Soulpepper Theatre) and Kelly v. Kelly (The Musical Stage Firm with Canadian Stage) with six nods every.
  • Within the Dance Division, from a complete of 49 registered productions, Cymatix (Citadel Spring Combine – Programme 1), Deciphers (Harbourfront Centre & DanceWorks), NOMADA (Canadian Stage & DanceWorks) and Younger, Gifted & Jazz by Holla Jazz (danceimmersion in affiliation with Canadian Stage) are tied at three nominations every.
  • Fact (Younger Individuals’s Theatre), leads the Theatre For Younger Audiences Division with six nods (of 16 registered productions), adopted by Les Zinspiré.e.s : Onze calme et on proceed (Théâtre français de Toronto), Storybook Search and Sweeter with 5 nominations every.
  • Gregory Prest has 4 particular person nominations, whereas Lorenzo Savoini has 3.

The Doras are Canada’s largest and oldest awards program, and acknowledges excellence in skilled theatre, dance, and opera in Toronto.

Naturally, there’s an after social gathering instantly after the awards ceremony, held within the cascading lobbies of the theatre.

Discover the complete checklist, and ticket data for the gala, [HERE].

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