The Grammy awards announced its annual accolades on Feb. 10, 2019 awarding numerous producers and opera singers.
The Best Opera recording award went to Bates’ “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” Among the winners were composer Mason Bates, librettist Mark Campbell, the Santa Fe Opera, conductor Michael Christie, and the cast, which included Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson, Wei Wu, and Elizabeth Ostrow. The opera was up for Best Contemporary composition but lost to the Kernis Violin Concerto.
Karim Sulayman won the Best Classical vocal solo album for “Songs of Orpheus- Monteverdi, Caccini, D’India & Landi.” The award was shared with conductor Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire.
The award for Producer of the Year went to Blanton Alspaugh, who produced “Great Scott,” among other classical recordings in 2018.