GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Opera Recording

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61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner

Bates: The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs

Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra); Mark Donahue & Dirk Sobotka, engineers; Mark Donahue, mixer

nominees

David Frost

Strauss, R.: Der Rosenkavalier

Verdi: Rigoletto

Adams: Doctor Atomic

Lully: Alceste

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

Berg: Wozzeck

Hans Graf, conductor; Hans Graf & Brad Sayles, producers; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel, soloists; Brad Sayles, engineer (Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus; Houston Symphony)

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner
Blanton Alspaugh

Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

James Conlon, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu, soloists; Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler & David L Williams, engineers (LA Opera Chorus; LA Opera Orchestra)

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 (SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Chorus; Saito Kinen Orchestra)

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
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Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers

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

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
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Adès: The Tempest

Thomas Adès, conductor; Jay David Saks, producer; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke, soloists (The Metropolitan Opera Chorus; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

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 (The Metropolitan Opera Chorus; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
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Adams: Doctor Atomic

Alan Gilbert, conductor; Jay David Saks, producer; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens, soloists (Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
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Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin

Kent Nagano, conductor; Martin Sauer, producer; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch, soloists; Tobias Lehmann, engineer/mixer (Rundfunkchor Berlin; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

Britten: Billy Budd

Daniel Harding, conductor; John Fraser, producer; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks, soloists; Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes, engineers/mixers (Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra)

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny

James Conlon, conductor; Fred Vogler, producer; Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra McDonald, soloists (Los Angeles Opera Chorus; Los Angeles Opera Orchestra)

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
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Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Charles Mackerras, conductor; Brian Couzens, producer; Rebecca Evans, Jane Henschel & Jennifer Larmore, soloists; Ralph Couzens, engineer (New London Children's Choir; Philharmonia Orchestra)

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
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Golijov: Ainadamar: Fountain Of Tears

Robert Spano, conductor; Valerie Gross & Sid McLauchlan, producers; Kelley O'Connor, Jessica Rivera & Dawn Upshaw, soloists; Stephan Flock & Wolf-Dieter Karwatky, engineers (Women Of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
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Verdi: Falstaff

Colin Davis, conductor; James Mallinson, producer; Carlos Alvarez, Bulent Bezduz, Marina Domashenko, Jane Henschel, Ana Ibarra, Maria José Moreno & Michele Pertusi, soloists; Neil Hutchinson & Jonathan Stokes, engineers (London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra)

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Janácek: Jenufa

Bernard Haitink, conductor; Wolfram Graul, producer; Jerry Hadley, Karita Mattila, Eva Randová, Anja Silja & Jorma Silvasti, soloists; Jean Chatauret, engineer (Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Wagner: Tannhäuser

Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Waltraud Meier, Rene Pape & Peter Seiffert; Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Christoph Classen, producer; Tobias Lehmann & Eberhard Sengpiel, engineers (Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin; Staatskapelle Berlin)

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
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Berlioz: Les Troyens

Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Petra Lang, Peter Mattei, Stephen Milling, Sara Mingardo & Kenneth Tarver; Colin Davis, conductor; James Mallinson, producer; Simon Rhodes, engineer (Royal Opera House Chorus - Covent Garden; London Symphony Orchestra)

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
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Busoni: Doktor Faust

Kim Begley, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich Henschel, Markus Hollop, Eva Jenis & Torsten Kerl; Kent Nagano, conductor; Martin Sauer, producer; Jean Chatauret, engineer (Orchestre De L'Opera Nationale De Lyon)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Ian Bostridge, Bryn Terfel, Anne Sofie von Otter & Deborah York; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer (Monteverdi Choir; London Symphony Orchestra)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle

Jessye Norman & Laszlo Polgar; Pierre Boulez, conductor; Karl-August Naegler, producer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

Britten: Peter Grimes

Philip Langridge, Alan Opie & Janice Watson; Richard Hickox, conductor; Brian Couzens, producer (London Symphony Chorus; City Of London Sinfonia)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Gary Lakes, Francoise Pollet, Gino Quilico & Deborah Voigt; Charles Dutoit, conductor; Raymond Minshull, producer (Chorus De L'Orchestre Symphonie Montreal; L'Orchestra Symphonie Montreal)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Floyd: Susannah

Kenn Chester, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey & Cheryl Studer; Kent Nagano, conductor; Martin Sauer, producer (Chorus Of Opera De Lyon; Orchestre Of Opera De Lyon)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

Handel: Semele

John Aler, Kathleen Battle, Michael Chance, Mark S. Doss, Marilyn Horne, Neil Mackie, Sylvia McNair & Samuel Ramey; John Nelson, conductor; Steven Paul, producer (Ambrosian Opera Chorus; English Chamber Orchestra)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Georg Solti

R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
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Wagner: Die Walkuere

Hildegard Behrens, Gary Lakes, Christa Ludwig, Kurt Moll, James Morris & Jessye Norman; James Levine, conductor; Cord Garben, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
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R. Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos

Agnes Baltsa, Kathleen Battle, Gary Lakes, Hermann Prey & Anna Tomowa-Sintow; James Levine, conductor; Cord Garben, producer (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron

Philip Langridge & Franz Mazura; Georg Solti, conductor; James Mallinson, producer (Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Placido Domingo, Faith Esham, Julia Migenes & Ruggero Raimondi; Lorin Maazel, conductor; Michel Glotz, producer (Choeurs Et Maitrise De Radio France; Orchestre National De France)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

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Verdi: La Traviata

Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil & Teresa Stratas; James Levine, conductor; Jay David Saks & Max Wilcox, producers (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Janácek: From The House Of The Dead

Jiri Zahradnicek, Ivo Zidek & Vaclav Zitek; Charles Mackerras, conductor; James Mallinson, producer (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez

Berg: Lulu (Complete Version)

Pierre Boulez, conductor; Gunther Breest & Michael Horwath, producers (Orchestre De L'Opera De Paris)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

Britten: Peter Grimes

Colin Davis, conductor; Vittorio Negri, producer (Royal Opera House Orchestra - Covent Garden)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Lehar: The Merry Widow

Julius Rudel, conductor; John Coveney & George Sponhaltz, producers (New York City Opera Orchestra)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

John De Main; Thomas Z. Shepard, producer (Houston Grand Opera Orchestra)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Lorin Maazel; Michael Woolcock, producer (Cleveland Orchestra)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Colin Davis; Erik Smith, producer (Royal Opera House Orchestra - Covent Garden)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Puccini: La Boheme

Georg Solti; Richard Mohr, producer (London Philharmonic)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Leonard Bernstein; Tom Mowrey, producer (Manhattan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini

Colin Davis; Erik Smith, producer (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
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Verdi: Aida

Erich Leinsdorf; Richard Mohr, producer (John Aldis Choir; London Symphony Orchestra)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
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Berlioz: Les Troyens

Colin Davis; Erik Smith, producer (Royal Opera House Chorus - Covent Garden; Royal Opera House Orchestra - Covent Garden)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Wagner: Siegfried

Herbert von Karajan; Otto Gerdes, producer (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Erich Leinsdorf; Richard Mohr, producer (New Philharmonia Orchestra)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez

Berg: Wozzeck

Pierre Boulez; Thomas Z. Shepard, producer (Choeur Nationale De Paris; National Opera Orchestra Of Paris)

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Wagner: Die Walkure

Georg Solti (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
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Berg: Wozzeck

Karl Bohm (German Opera Chorus; German Opera Orchestra)

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Herbert von Karajan (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Erich Leinsdorf (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra)

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Verdi: Aida

Georg Solti (Rome Opera House Orchestra)

4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner

Puccini: Madame Butterfly

Gabriele Santini (Rome Opera Orchestra)

3rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1960)
 
winner

Puccini: Turandot

Erich Leinsdorf (Rome Opera Orchestra)