Monday 13 February 2017

The Ghosts of Versailles wins two Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album!



We are honoured to announce that one of our  American Opera Series, The Ghosts of Versailles won multiple awards for the 59th Grammy Awards that were held on February 12th, 2017!

John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" with LA Opera and James Conlon won the categories Best Engineered Album, Classical and Best Opera Recording! The success of Ghosts since its 1991 premiere resulted in many performances throughout the North-American continent in the 25 years to follow, one of which took place in February 2015 at the LA Opera to great critical acclaim. “It's comic and serious, entertaining and erudite, silly and thoughtful, emotional and mysterious, harrowing and uplifting, intimate and over-the-top — and the more times you see it, the more you'll find in it and the more you'll get out of it.” - Los Angeles Times.

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We are also proud to announce that David Frost has won the Producer of The Year, Classical award for the production of PENTATONE releases  Bach: The Cello Suites According To Anna Magdalena and Overtures To Bach, amongst others.

The Ghosts of Versailles is part of our  American Opera Series, launched last year with this release together with Higdon's Cold Mountain (also nominated for this year's Grammy Awards). New projects in the series for 2017 include Gordon Getty's "The Canterville Ghost" and Jake Heggie's "It's a Wonderful Life" premiered a few months ago with the Grand Houston Opera. Both operas will be released later this year.