Joyce DiDonato Wins The Grammy Award

By Francisco Salazar

The Grammy Awards announced the opera and classical awards at the Premiere ceremony.

The award for Best Opera Recording went to Picker’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” The recording included conductor and producer Gil Rose, soloists John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River and Edwin Vega and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Children’s Chorus. The album was released by BMOP/sound.

The Best Choral album went to Maurice Duruflé’s Complete Choral works. The recording included conductor  Robert Simpson and the Houston Chamber Choir. Signum Classics released the album.

The Best Classical Solo Vocal Album went to Joyce DiDonato’s “Songplay.” The Grammy was shared with Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter and Craig Terry. The Grammy win marked DiDonato’s third award. She previously won a Grammy for her album Divo/Diva in 2011 and Joyce and Tony in Wigmore Hall in 2015. Erato released “Songplay.”