Ilia Papandreou was nomi­na­ted as “Fema­le Sin­ger of the Year 2018” for her inter­pre­ta­ti­on of Des­de­mo­na in Giu­sep­pe Verdi’s Otel­lo in the cur­rent Opern­welt cri­tics’ poll. She had given her cele­bra­ted and much-acc­lai­med debut in May this year at the Erfurt theat­re.