December 08, 2016

A great start for the American Opera Series: Both Operas are Grammy Nominated!

We are thrilled to announce that our first two titles of the American Opera Series, The Ghosts of Versailles and Cold Mountain, both received multiple nominations for the 59th Grammy Awards that will be held in February 2017!

John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” with LA Opera and James Conlon is nominated as Best Engineered Album and Best Opera Recording

“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

Jennifer Higdon’s “Cold Mountain” with Santa Fe Opera and Miguel-Harth Bedoya is nominated as Best Opera Recording and Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Sound is terrific, and the performances superb, especially the difficult role of W.P. Inman played by Nathan Gunn, but this is to single out a superlative in a cast of superlatives. I really hope this becomes the American classic it deserves to be.” – AudAud

It is an honour to have had the opportunity to collaborate with these American composers on the production of these wonderful recordings. American opera embodies the individualism of its homeland, and with each generation new musical language has found its voice in American opera – a voice that resonates with all who love the music, the drama and the brilliance that is opera.

New projects of the series for 2017 include Gordon Getty’s “Canterville Ghost” and Jake Heggie’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” premiered a few days ago with the Grand Houston Opera. Both operas will be released in Autumn next year.