Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and More at the 2017 OPERA NEWS Awards
More than 400 opera aficionados and performers - including opera stars Harolyn Blackwell, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Pérez, Diana Soviero, Teresa Stratas and surprise presenter Renée Fleming, were among those who attended the 12th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards at The Plaza Hotel.
This year's honorees - stage director Robert Carsen, soprano Christine Goerke, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, tenor Matthew Polenzani and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade - were feted at the gala affair with a captivating performance by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara.
Along with Ms. Fleming, El?na Garan?a, Kiri Te Kanawa and Joseph Volpe joined Metropolitan Opera Guild President Richard J. Miller andOPERA NEWS Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll in presenting the awards for distinguished achievement in the field of opera and outstanding contributions to the opera world.
Check out the photos of the event below!
Photo credit: Dario Acosta Photography
Honoree Frederica von Stade
Presenter Kiri Te Kanawa
Metropolitan Opera Guild President Richard J. Miller Jr., with honorees Christine Goerke, Robert Carsen, Frederica von Stade, Matthew Polenzani and OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll
Metropolitan Opera Guild President Richard J. Miller, Jr., and Tony Award winning performer Kelli O'Hara
Metropolitan Opera Guild Board Member Basilia Yao and OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll
Presenter Kiri Te Kanawa and Honoree Frederica von Stade
Tony Award winning performer Kelli O'Hara
Presenter Renee Fleming
Metropolitan Opera Guild President Richard J. Miller Jr., Presenter ElÄ«na GaranÄ?a and Carol Miller
Presenter Joseph Volpe with Managing Director of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Thomas M. Martin
Members of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Program Sava VemiÄ‡, Rihab Chaieb, Clarissa Lyons, Petr Nekoranec, Giuseppe Mentuccia and Michelle Bradley with Kelli O'Hara
OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll and Honoree Christine Goerke
Lindemann Young Artists Giuseppe Mentuccia, Clarissa Lyons, Petr Nekoranec and Rihab Chaieb
Honoree Robert Carsen and Presenter Renee Fleming
Matthew Polenzani, Christine Goerke, James D. Rigler, Frederica von Stade and Robert Carsen
Honorees Christine Goerke, Robert Carsen, Frederica von Stade and Matthew Polenzani