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Best Opera Recording

 

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

Berg: Wozzeck

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

nominees

Berg: Lulu

Handel: Ottone

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs De Perles

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)

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.

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; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

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

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; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange Todorovitch; Martin Sauer, producer (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin)

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; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)

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, Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra McDonald

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, Jane Henschel, Rebecca Evans & Jennifer Larmore

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, D. Upshaw, K. O'Connor & J. Rivera

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, B. Bezdüz, M. J. Moreno, J. Henschel, M. Domashenko, A. Ibarra, C. Alvarez & M. Pertusi

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, S. Keenlyside, L. Regazzo, A. Kirchschlager, P. Ciofi & V. Gens

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, K. Mattila, J. Silvasti, E. Randová, A. Silja & J. Hadley

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

Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Jane Eaglen, Waltraud Meier, Peter Seiffert, Rene Pape & Thomas Hampson

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

Sir Colin Davis, conductor; Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner, Petra Lang, Peter Mattei, Stephen Milling, Sara Mingardo & Kenneth Tarver

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

Kent Nagano, conductor; Markus Hollop, Torsten Kerl, Eva Jenis, Dietrich Henschel, Kim Begley & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Bryn Terfel, Deborah York & Anne Sofie von Otter

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

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle

Pierre Boulez, conductor; Jessye Norman, Laszlo Polgar

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

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

Georg Solti, conductor; Jose Van Dam, Ben Heppner, Alan Opie, Karita Mattila, Herbert Lippert, Iris Vermillion & Rene Pape

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

Richard Hickox, conductor; Philip Langridge, Alan Opie & Janice Watson

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

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Charles Dutoit, conductor; Gary Lakes, Francoise Pollet, Gino Quilico & Deborah Voigt

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

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Floyd: Susannah

Kent Nagano, conductor; Cheryl Studer, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey & Kenn Chester

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

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

Handel: Semele

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

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

R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten

Georg Solti, conductor; Placido Domingo, Julia Varady, Jose Van Dam, Hildegard Behrens, Sumi Jo, Reinhild Runkel

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

James Levine, conductor; Hildegard Behrens, Cheryl Studer, Hanna Schwarz, Reiner Goldberg

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

James Levine, conductor, Kurt Moll, James Morris, Christa Ludwig, Siegfried Jerusalem, Jan Hendrick Rootering, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Heinz Zednik

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

James Levine, conductor; Gary Lakes, Kurt Moll, James Morris, Jessye Norman, Hildegard Behrens & Christa Ludwig

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

Wagner: Lohengrin

Georg Solti, conductor; Jessye Norman, Placido Domingo, Eva Randova, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Siegmund Nimsgern, Hans Sotin

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

James Levine, conductor, Anna Kathleen Battle, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Gary Lakes, Hermann Prey

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

John Mauceri conductor; Erie Mills, David Eisler, Maris Clement, John Lankston, Joyce Castle, Etc.

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

Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron

Georg Solti, conductor; Franz Mazura, Phil Langridge

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

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Lorin Maazel, conductor; Placido Domingo, Julia Migenes, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham

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

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

Verdi: La Traviata

James Levine, conductor; Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil

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

winner
Georg Solti

Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Georg Solti, conductor; Thomas Allen, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey, Kurt Moll, Frederica Von Stade

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

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Pierre Boulez, conductor; Jeannine Altmeyer, Ortrun Wenkel, Peter Hofmann, Manfred Jung, Heinz Zednik

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

Charles Mackerras, conductor; Jiri Zahradnicek, Vaclav Zitek, Ivo Zidek

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

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez

Berg: Lulu (Complete Version)

Pierre Boulez, conductor

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

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

Britten: Peter Grimes

Colin Davis, conductor

Colin Davis, conductor. Vittorio Negri, producer.

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

Lehar: The Merry Widow

Julius Rudel, conductor

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

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

John De Main, conductor

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

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Gershwin: Porgy And Bess

Lorin Maazel, conductor

Lorin Maazel, artist. Michael Woolcock, producer.

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Colin Davis, conductor

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Puccini: La Boheme

Georg Solti, conductor

Georg Solti, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Leonard Bernstein, artist. Tom Mowrey, producer.

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini

Colin Davis, conductor

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Verdi: Aida

Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

Erich Leinsdorf, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Colin Davis, conductor; Various Artists

Colin Davis, artist. Erik Smith, producer.

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Wagner: Siegfried

Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Herbert von Karajan, artist. Otto Gerdes, producer.

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

Erich Leinsdorf, artist. Richard Mohr, producer.

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner
Pierre Boulez

Berg: Wozzeck

Pierre Boulez, conductor (Berry, Strauss, Uhl, Doench)

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

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Wagner: Die Walkure

Georg Solti, conductor

Georg Solti, artist.

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

Berg: Wozzeck

Karl Bohm, conductor

Karl Bohm, artist.

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Bizet: Carmen

Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Herbert von Karajan, artist.

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

Erich Leinsdorf, artist.

5th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1962)
 
winner
Georg Solti

Verdi: Aida

Georg Solti, conductor

Georg Solti, artist.

4th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1961)
 
winner

Puccini: Madame Butterfly

Gabriele Santini, conductor

Gabriele Santini, artist.

3rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1960)
 
winner

Puccini: Turandot

Erich Leinsdorf, conductor

Erich Leinsdorf, artist.