Winners

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Best Opera Recording

 

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner
Blanton Alspaugh

Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Label: Pentatone Music

nominees

Handel: Giulio Cesare

Higdon: Cold Mountain

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Szymanowski: Król Roger

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade

Seiji Ozawa, conductor. Dominic Fyfe, producer. Isabel Leonard, soloist. Jonathan Stokes, engineer.

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner

Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors. Aaron Sheehan, soloist. Siegbert Ernst, engineer/mixer. (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

Adès: The Tempest

Thomas Adès, conductor. Jay David Saks, producer. Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke, soloists.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors. Jay David Saks, producer. Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt, soloists. Jay David Saks, engineer/mixer.

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

Adams: Doctor Atomic

Alan Gilbert, conductor. Jay David Saks, producer. Eric Owens, Gerald Finley, Meredith Arwady, Richard Paul Fink, Sasha Cooke & Thomas Glenn, soloists.

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin

Kent Nagano, conductor. Martin Sauer, producer. Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch, soloists. Tobias Lehmann, engineer/mixer.

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Britten: Billy Budd

Daniel Harding, conductor. John Fraser, producer. Gidon Saks, Ian Bostridge, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose, Nathan Gunn & Neal Davies, soloists. Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson, engineers/mixers.

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny

James Conlon, conductor. Fred Vogler, producer. Anthony Dean Griffey, Audra McDonald & Patti LuPone, soloists.

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Brian Couzens, producer. Jane Henschel, Jennifer Larmore & Rebecca Evans, soloists. Ralph Couzens, engineer.

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears

Robert Spano, conductor. Sid McLauchlan & Valerie Gross, producers. Dawn Upshaw, Jessica Rivera & Kelley O'Connor, soloists. Stephan Flock & Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, engineers.

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

Verdi: Falstaff

Colin Davis, conductor. James Mallinson, producer. Ana Ibarra, Bulent Bezduz, Carlos Alvarez, Jane Henschel, Maria José Moreno, Marina Domashenko & Michele Pertusi, soloists. Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson, engineers.

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

René Jacobs, conductor. Martin Sauer, producer. Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo, Patrizia Ciofi, Simon Keenlyside & Véronique Gens, soloists. Reiner Kühl & Sebastian Roth, engineers/mixers.

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Janácek: Jenufa

Bernard Haitink, conductor. Wolfram Graul, producer. Anja Silja, Eva Randová, Jerry Hadley, Jorma Silvasti & Karita Mattila, soloists. Jean Chatauret, engineer.

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Jane Eaglen, Peter Seiffert, Rene Pape, Thomas Hampson & Waltraud Meier, artists. Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Christoph Classen, producer. Eberhard Sengpiel & Tobias Lehmann, engineers.

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Ben Heppner, Kenneth Tarver, Michelle DeYoung, Peter Mattei, Petra Lang, Sara Mingardo & Stephen Milling, artists. Colin Davis, conductor. James Mallinson, producer. Simon Rhodes, engineer.

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

Busoni: Doktor Faust

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich Henschel, Eva Jenis, Kim Begley, Markus Hollop & Torsten Kerl, artists. Kent Nagano, conductor. Martin Sauer, producer. Jean Chatauret, engineer.

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Anne Sofie von Otter, Bryn Terfel, Deborah York & Ian Bostridge, artists. John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Nicholas Parker, producer.

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez, GRAMMY winner

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle

Jessye Norman & Laszlo Polgar, artists. Pierre Boulez, conductor. Karl-August Naegler, producer.

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

Alan Opie, Ben Heppner, Herbert Lippert, Iris Vermillion, Jose Van Dam, Karita Mattila & Rene Pape, artists. Georg Solti, conductor. Michael Woolcock, producer.

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

Britten: Peter Grimes

Alan Opie, Janice Watson & Philip Langridge, artists. Richard Hickox, conductor. Brian Couzens, producer.

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Deborah Voigt, Francoise Pollet, Gary Lakes & Gino Quilico, artists. Charles Dutoit, conductor. Raymond Minshull, producer.

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Floyd: Susannah

Cheryl Studer, Jerry Hadley, Kenn Chester & Samuel Ramey, artists. Kent Nagano, conductor. Martin Sauer, producer.

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

Handel: Semele

John Aler, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Mark S. Doss, Michael Chance, Neil Mackie, Samuel Ramey & Sylvia McNair, artists. John Nelson, conductor. Steven Paul, producer.

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten

Hildegard Behrens, Jose Van Dam, Julia Varady, Placido Domingo, Reinhild Runkel & Sumi Jo, artists. Georg Solti, conductor. Christopher Raeburn, Morten Winding & Stephen Trainor, producers.

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner

Wagner: Gotterdammerung

Bernd Weikl, Cheryl Studer, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Hanna Schwarz, Hildegard Behrens, Matti Salminen & Reiner Goldberg, artists. James Levine, conductor. Cord Garben, producer.

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Christa Ludwig, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Heinz Zednik, James Morris, Jan Hendrik Rootering, Kurt Moll & Siegfried Jerusalem, artists. James Levine, conductor. Cord Garben, producer.

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

Wagner: Die Walkuere

Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, Hildegard Behrens, James Morris, Jessye Norman & Kurt Moll, artists. James Levine, conductor. Cord Garben, producer.

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Wagner: Lohengrin

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Eva Randova, Hans Sotin, Jessye Norman, Placido Domingo & Siegmund Nimsgern, artists. Georg Solti, conductor. Christopher Raeburn, producer.

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

R. Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos

Agnes Baltsa, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Gary Lakes, Hermann Prey & Kathleen Battle, artists. James Levine, conductor. Cord Garben, producer.

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

Bernstein: Candide

David Eisler, Erie Mills, Jack Harrold, James Billings, John Lankston, Joyce Castle, Maris Clement & Scott Reeve, artists. John Mauceri, conductor. Elizabeth Ostrow, producer.

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron

Franz Mazura & Philip Langridge, artists. Georg Solti, conductor. James Mallinson, producer.

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Faith Esham, Julia Migenes, Placido Domingo & Ruggero Raimondi, artists. Lorin Maazel, conductor. Michel Glotz, producer.

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

Verdi: La Traviata

Cornell MacNeil, Placido Domingo & Teresa Stratas, artists. James Levine, conductor. Jay David Saks & Max Wilcox, producers. (TIE)

winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Frederica von Stade, Kiri Te Kanawa, Kurt Moll, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey & Thomas Allen, artists. Georg Solti, conductor. Christopher Raeburn, producer. (TIE)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez, GRAMMY winner

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Donald McIntyre, Gwyneth Jones, Heinz Zednik, Hermann Becht, Jeannine Altmeyer, Manfred Jung, Matti Salminen, Ortrun Wenkel, Peter Hofmann & Siegfried Jerusalem, artists. Pierre Boulez, conductor. Andrew Kazdin, producer.

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Janácek: From The House Of The Dead

Ivo Zidek, Jiri Zahradnicek & Vaclav Zitek, artists. Charles Mackerras, conductor. James Mallinson, producer.

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez, GRAMMY winner

Berg: Lulu (Complete Version)

Pierre Boulez, conductor. Gunther Breest & Michael Horwath, producers.

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

Britten: Peter Grimes

Colin Davis, conductor. Vittorio Negri, producer.

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Lehar: The Merry Widow

Julius Rudel, conductor. George Sponhaltz & John Coveney, producers.

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

John De Main, artist. Thomas Z. Shepard, producer.

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Lorin Maazel, artist. Michael Woolcock, producer.

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Puccini: La Boheme

Georg Solti, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Leonard Bernstein, artist. Tom Mowrey, producer.

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Verdi: Aida

Erich Leinsdorf, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Wagner: Siegfried

Herbert von Karajan, artist. Otto Gerdes, producer.

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Erich Leinsdorf, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez, GRAMMY winner

Berg: Wozzeck

Pierre Boulez, artist. Thomas Z. Shepard, producer.

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner
Georg Solti, GRAMMY winner

Wagner: Die Walkure

Georg Solti, artist.

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

Berg: Wozzeck

Karl Bohm, artist.

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Herbert von Karajan, artist.

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Erich Leinsdorf, artist.

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner

Puccini: Madame Butterfly

Gabriele Santini, artist.

3rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1960)
 
winner

Puccini: Turandot

Erich Leinsdorf, artist.