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The OPERA NEWS Awards

Our editors pay tribute to this year’s five OPERA NEWS Award honorees.
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan. 

ON Awards hdl 416
This year’s honorees are José van Dam, Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Waltraud Meier and Elīna Garanča.
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan
ON Awards Netrebko main thmb 416   Soprano
ANNA NETREBKO
Like all great stars, she knows what she can do best—and does it.
by F. Paul Driscoll 
 
Bass-Baritone  
He simply inhabits the music—he is the voice of truth.  
by Brian Kellow 
 
ON Awards Van Dam Main thmb 416  
ON Awards Calleja thmb 416   Tenor
JOSEPH CALLEJA
Calleja sounds exactly the way an Italian romantic tenor is supposed to sound.
by Louise T. Guinther 
Mezzo-Soprano 
Her voice is a dark star, big, bold and bright, but black in color.  
by Henry Stewart 
 
ON Awards Meier thmb 416  
ON Awards Garanca thmb 416   Mezzo-Soprano
ELĪNA GARANČA
Elīna Garanča has already secured her place in opera history, and she may just be getting started. by Adam Wasserman 

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