The 2018 International Opera Awards, hosted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny for the third year running, will take place on Monday 9 April at the London Coliseum. The ceremony will be directed by Ella Marchment. As in previous years the evening will feature live performances from internationally renowned singers accompanied by an orchestra. Past performances have been given by Anna Bonitatibus, Lawrence Brownlee, Bryan Hymel, Ermonela Jaho, Aleksandra Kurzak and Stuart Skelton. Once again BBC Radio 3 is partnered with the International Opera Awards and will broadcast highlights from the awards ceremony in a special 90-minute programme on Sunday 15 April at 7.30pm.