Scottish Opera up for five awards at Sunday Herald Culture Awards

Scottish Opera has been shortlisted in five categories at this year’s Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

The Company’s production of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek has been shortlisted in the Best Live Performance category, with Scottish Opera Emerging Artist, Catherine Backhouse, nominated in the Best Musical Artist category and Scottish Opera’s Composer in Residence, Samuel Bordoli, shortlisted in the One to Watch category. John Liddell, Head of Costume, is a finalist for the Behind the Scenes Award, with Theatre Royal Glasgow nominated in the Best Performing Arts Venue category.

Composer Matthew Whiteside, one of the winners in Scottish Opera’s recent Opera Sparks competition is shortlisted alongside Catherine Backhouse in the Best Musical Artist category. Little Black Lies, a 15-minute opera composed by Matthew, with a libretto by Helene Grøn, was performed by Scottish Opera’s Connect Company in April 2018 in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

The Sunday Herald Culture Awards, now in its third year, is a major awards event celebrating the best of Scotland’s world-class artistic scene. There were more than 150 entries received across the award’s sixteen categories. A panel of leading names from the creative world will choose the best of Scotland’s musicians, actors, visual artists, writers and events to recognise the national and international success being achieved by artists across all genres

The judges include author and playwright Alan Bissett, journalist and broadcaster Ruth Wishart and Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross.

The award winners will be announced at a gala evening on Thursday 12 July at SWG3 in Glasgow.