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The OPERA NEWS Awards
The Ninth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards salute the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best.
F. PAUL DRISCOLL salutes the French director of theater, film and opera, whose revolutionary, transformative work on the opera stage is being honored with a posthumously bestowed OPERA NEWS Award.
Juan Diego Flórez
TRISTAN KRAFT pays tribute to the Peruvian tenor, whose musical flair and mastery of the bel canto style will be recognized this year with an OPERA NEWS Award.
LOUISE T. GUINTHER salutes the distinguished achievements of the matchless German mezzo, whose five-decade career in opera and lieder is being honored with an OPERA NEWS Award.
James Morris has fashioned a remarkable career by using his
to reveal the humanity behind operas' gods, kings and sinister men of strength. BRIAN KELLOW pays homage to the bass-baritone, who this year receives an OPERA NEWS Award.
ADAM WASSERMAN celebrates the remarkable Swedish soprano, whose abundant talents have shone a bright light into the dramatic repertoire and earned her an OPERA NEWS Award.
PATRICK DILLON admits that some of his favorite moments in opera are on the lighter side.
The End of the Affair
, which returns to the Met this month, had its world premiere in 1933. It wasn't Richard Strauss's final opera, but DAVID J. BAKER believes that
was the last work of the composer's great years.
Claudio Abbado, 1933–2014
FRED COHN offers a personal tribute to the great conductor, who died on January 20.
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Photos from the Ninth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards | April 13, 2014, The Plaza, NYC
A fantastic cast of singers and Fura del Baus's enthralling production of
— given its U.S. premiere by Houston Grand Opera — made a great opera even better.
The French capital launched Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in an entirely new artistic direction — and won her heart in the process.
April 2014 — VOL. 78, NO. 10
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