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David Daniels and Scott Walters arrive at the Plaza via a Maserati GranTurismo Range provided by Maserati of Manhattan.
Simon Keenlyside arrives at the Plaza via a Ferrari FF provided by Maserati of Manhattan.
The evening's honorees: baritone Simon Keenlyside, soprano Mirella Freni, soprano Dawn Upshaw, countertenor David Daniels and bass-baritone Eric Owens
Back row, left to right: Composer John Adams, Eric Owens, host of the OPERA NEWS Awards soprano Patricia Racette, Simon Keenlyside, David Daniels, conductor Harry Bicket.Front row, left to right: Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, Mirella Freni, Dawn Upshaw, director Julie Taymor.
Simon Keenlyside with the cover of the March 2010 issue of OPERA NEWS
John Adams and Dawn Upshaw
Tenor Vittorio Grigolo
Barry Tucker, president of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, with Isabel Leonard, winner of the 2013 Richard Tucker Award
Soprano Deborah Voigt
Barbara Cook and Patricia Racette
Former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani, who presented the OPERA NEWS Award to Mirella Freni
OPERA NEWS editor in chief F. Paul Driscoll and Metropolitan Opera Guild president Richard J. Miller, Jr. present the evening's opening remarks.
Eric Owens was presented with his OPERA NEWS Award by Julie Taymor, with whom he collaborated on Grendel.
Owens accepts his award.
Harry Bicket, who presented the OPERA NEWS Award to David Daniels
Daniels accepts his award.
Isabel Leonard presented the OPERA NEWS Award to Simon Keenlyside, her costar in The Tempest.
Keenlyside accepts his award
Upshaw accepts her OPERA NEWS Award.
Mirella Freni accepts her OPERA NEWS Award.
Julie Taymor, Simon Keenlyside and Grendel composer Elliot Goldenthal