Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato & Lea Desandre Lead Opus Klassik 2022 Winners

By Francisco Salazar

The winners of the 2022 Opus Klassik awards have been announced.

This year the Female Singer of the Year went to Lea Desandre for her album “Amazone” while the Male Singer of the Year went to Jonas Kaufmann for his “Liszt – FREUDVOLL UND LEIDVOLL” album.

The Conductor of the Year went to Vladimir Jurowski for “Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie,” while the Young Talent of the Year went to Äneas Humm for “Embrace” and Pene Pati for his self titled album.

The Ensemble / Orchestera of the Year went to Paul Van Nevel and the Huelgas Ensemble for their album “En Albion: Medieval Polyphony in England,” while the Solo Recording Singing awards went to Jeanine de Bique for “Mirrors,” Miriam Feuersinger for “Ich bin vergnügt…- Kantaten BWV 51, 82 & 84,” Joyce DiDonato for “EDEN,” and Christian Gerhaher for “Schumann: Alle Lieder.”

The Choral Recording was awarded to Singer Pur for “Among Whirlwinds – Kompositionen von Frauen für Stimmen,” while the Opera Recording winners were Elsa Dreisig, Lea Desandre, Joana Mallwitz, and the Wiener Philharmoniker for a new recording of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” Marlis Petersen, Jonas Kaufmann, Kirill Petrenko, and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester were also awarded for the new DVD of Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt.”