The Royal Philharmonic Society said: “Opera Holland Park this year proved they’re a company that really listens to their community and artists, and gave us a Tchaikovsky Iolanta to cherish.”

Our fellow nominees are Scottish Opera for their production of Nixon in China, and Garsington Opera for The Turn of the Screw.

City of London Sinfonia, our resident orchestra, received two nominations, in the Ensemble category and in the Impact category for their Sound Young Minds project.

OHP regulars Natalya Romaniw (who sang the title role in Iolanta) and Nicky Spence were both nominated in the Singer category.

The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards “celebrate the treasured role that classical music plays in our lives”. This year they also “act as a reminder both of the great musical feats achieved before lockdown – that await us again when all this is over – and also of the truly inventive ways musicians have raised our hopes and kept us smiling in lockdown”.

The winners of the RPS Awards will be announced by livestream on the RPS website at 7pm on Wednesday 18 November.