Winners of South Bank Sky Arts Awards announced

Scottish Opera and London Philharmonic Orchestra take home prizes

Ghost PatrolPicture: Nicholas Sharratt as Sam (left),  James McOran-Campbell as Alasdair (r) in Stuart MacRae's 'Ghost Patrol'. Credit: Clive Barda

The winners of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2013 have been announced. The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Scottish Opera were among the organisations to take home silverware.

Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales won the Opera Award for their production of Ghost Patrol by Stuart MacRae (pictured above).

The Classical Award went to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth for their performance of Julian Anderson’s The Discovery of Heaven at the Royal Festival Hall.

Scottish Ballet took home the Dance Award for its production of A Streetcar Named Desire, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, directed by Nacy Meckler and with music by Peter Salem.

Collecting his award, composer Stuart MacRae said: ‘It is an exciting time for new opera in the UK, with so many companies and artists getting involved in renewing and developing this living, breathing, richly collaborative art; and it’s a privilege to be able to play a small part in this, presenting new, contemporary work to the public with such wonderful colleagues.’

The Awards were hosted by Melvyn Bragg and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performed at the ceremony, which will be broadcast on Sky Arts 1 on Thursday 14 March at 9.30pm.

Other awards-winners included the BBC comedy TV series Twenty Twelve, the Bond film Skyfall, the BBC Two drama Parade’s End and Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies.