Lawrence Brownlee, Julia Bullock, Latonia Moore & Anthony Roth Costanzo Lead Classical Grammy Nominees

By Francisco Salazar

The Grammy nominations have been announced.

The Best Opera Recording nominees are Blanchard’s Champion featuring Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore, and Eric Owens with David Frost as the producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); and Corigliano’s “The Lord Of Cries” featuring Gil Rose, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Kathryn Henry, Jarrett Ott, and David Portillo with Gil Rose as producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Odyssey Opera Chorus). Little’s “Black Lodge” rounded out the nominees with the recording featuring Timur, Andrew McKenna Lee, and David T. Little (The Dime Museum; Isaura String Quartet).

The Best Choral Performance nominees include “Carols After A Plague” with Donald Nally (The Crossing); “The House Of Belonging” with Craig Hella Johnson (Miró Quartet; Conspirare); Ligeti’s “Lux Aeterna” with Esa-Pekka Salonen (San Francisco Symphony Chorus); Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” with Steven Fox (The Clarion Choir); and Saariaho’s “Reconnaissance’ with Nils Schweckendiek (Uusinta Ensemble; Helsinki Chamber Choir).

The nominees for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album were Reginald Mobley and Baptiste Trotignon for “Because;” Karim Sulayman and Sean Shibe for “Broken Branches;” Laura Strickling and Daniel Schlosberg for “40@40;” Lawrence Brownlee and Kevin J. Miller for “Rising;” and Julia Bullock and Christian Reif for
“Walking In The Dark.”

The Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 4, 2023 in Los Angeles.