Gramophone Magazine Announces 2023 Nominees

By Francisco Salazar

The Gramophone Magazine has announced the 2023 award nominations.

For the purposes of this article, we will only highlight the opera and vocal nominees.

The opera nominees are Meyerbeer’s “Robert Le Diable” with Chœur de l’Opera National de Bordeaux, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, and Marc Minkowski (Bru Zane), Puccini’s “Turandot” with the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano (Warner Classics), and Tippett’s “The Midsummer Marriage” with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and Edward Gardner (LPO).

The choral nominees are Cage’s Choral Works with Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Klava (Ondine), Monteverdi’s Madrigals Book 7 with the Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini (Naïve), and Ravel’s Cantates pour Le Prix de Rome with the Choeur et Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé (BIS).

The song category nominees are Duparc’s Complete Songs with Sarah Connolly, Nicky Spence, Huw Montague Rendall, William Thomas, and Malcolm Martineau (Signum), Fauré’s Complete Songs with Cyrille Dubois and Tristan Raës (Aparté), and Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Andrè Schuen and Daniel Heide (Deutsche Grammophon).

The voice and ensemble nominees are ‘”Contra-Tenor” by Michael Spyres, Il Pomo d’Oro, Francesco Corti (Erato), ‘French Bel Canto Arias’ by Lisette Oropesa, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Dresdner Philharmonie, and Corrado Rovaris (Pentatone), and ‘Rivales’ by Véronique Gens, Sandrine Piau, Le Concert de la Loge, and Julien Chauvin (Alpha)