Metropolitan Opera, Gustavo Dudamel & Sangeeta Kaur Win Grammy Awards

By Francisco Salazar

The Grammy Awards have announced the classical music winners.

The Best Opera Recording went to “Akhnaten” from the Metropolitan Opera. The award was accepted by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James, and Dísella Lárusdóttir. Among the other winners who were part of the recording were producer David Frost, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus, conductor Karen Kamensek, and J’Nai Bridges.

The Best Choral Performance went to Mahler Symphony No. 8 conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and featuring Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz & Luke McEndarfer, Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson, and Tamara Wilson as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Master Chorale, National Children’s Chorus, and Pacific Chorale.

The Best Classical Solo Vocal Album wen to Mythologies by Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann. The album features music by Danaë Xanthe Vlasse, who is also the pianist and producer on this album.

Classical Producer of the Year went to Judith Sherman for her work on Alone Together, Bach & Beyond Part 3, Bruits, Eryilmaz: Dances Of The Yogurt Maker, Fantasy – Oppens Plays Kaminsky, Home, Mendelssohn, Visconti & Golijov, A Schubert Journey, and Vers Le Silence – William Bolcom & Frédéric Chopin.