For the 2021/2022 season, the members decided to award the ballet prizes to Hohyun Kang, sujet, for her performance in Don Quichotte (Rudolf Noureev) and to Andréa Sarri, sujet for his performance in Le Songe d’une nuit d’été (George Balanchine).
The opera prizes go to mezzo-soprano Marine Chagnon and bass Alejandro Baliñas Vieites, who are both in residence at the Paris Opera Academy and at the Opera Troupe. They were distinguished for their performances during concerts of the Academy and their roles of Poppea and Seneca in Il Nerone - L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi.
Since 1986, AROP awards each season both a young female and a young male dancer from the Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera Ballet who performed important variations of the repertoire on stage. The ballet prizes are backed for ten years by the generous support of Mrs Jeannine Auber, who wished to encourage new generations of dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and to pass on her passion for dance, thanks to the legacy she left to AROP.
Since 1998, AROP awards the opera prizes to both a female singer and a male singer from the Paris Opera Academy, based on their performances and concerts during the past season.
AROP – The Friends of the Paris National Opera, supports the Paris Opera projects and promotes emerging artists of the Paris Opera.