Joyce DiDonato and David Hyde Pierce to Host Ninth Annual Opera News Awards, 4/13
About the Opera News Awards
Created in 2005, the Opera News Awards recognize five individuals each year for distinguished achievement in the field of opera. Proceeds from the gala evening on April 13 will benefit the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. The official announcement of this year's honorees appeared in the October 2013 issue of Opera News. The April 2014 issue ofOpera News will contain tributes to the five awardees, all distinguished members of the international opera community. BNY Mellon Wealth Management is the Corporate Sponsor of the Opera News Awards. For the fourth consecutive season, the Opera News Awards includes a special sweepstakes that will give a lucky winner round-trip air transportation for two to New York as well as a two-night stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower and VIP tickets to the Opera News Awards. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes; details are available atwww.operanews.com/ONawards. Beyond offering the opportunity to pay tribute to the distinguished achievements of some of the leading artists of our time, the Opera News Awards gala dinner has become an important and much-anticipated date on the opera community's calendar: a time for singers, artistic administrators, and managers - as well as social and political leaders who support opera - to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and celebration. Opera News has been published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild since 1936; it has the largest circulation of any classical music magazine in the United States. The magazine, published monthly, is a winner of three ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism. Bios for each of this year's honorees, and additional information, can be found here: www.21cmediagroup.com/mediacenter/newsitem.php?i=1274. Trump International Hotel and Tower is the presenting sponsor for the Opera News Awards sweepstakes.
Previous Opera News Awards honorees:
Eighth (2012-13): Mirella Freni, Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Simon Keenlyside, Eric Owens Seventh (2011-12): Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Peter Mattei, Karita Mattila, Anja Silja, Peter Sellars Sixth (2010-11): Jonas Kaufmann, Riccardo Muti, Patricia Racette, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryn Terfel Fifth (2009-10): Martina Arroyo, Joyce DiDonato, Gerald Finley, Philip Glass, Shirley Verrett Fourth (2008-9): John Adams, Natalie Dessay, Renée Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes Third (2007-8): Olga Borodina, Stephanie Blythe, Thomas Hampson, Leontyne Price, Julius Rudel Second (2006-7): Ben Heppner, James Levine, René Pape, Renata Scotto, Deborah Voigt First (2005-6): James Conlon, Régine Crespin, Plácido Domingo, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick
Ninth Annual Opera News Awards
Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza in New York City A tribute to five superb artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form: late director Patrice Chéreau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, bass-baritone James Morris and soprano Nina Stemme 6pm: Cocktail reception with the honorees, hosts and presenters 7pm: Dinner, followed by spoken and video tributes and award presentations To reserve, call Metropolitan Opera Public Programs at (212) 769-7009, or reserve online at www.metguild.org.