Grammy nominations have been announced with Yannick NÃ©zet-SÃ©guin and the Metropolitan Opera leading the opera nominations.
The nominees for Best Opera Recording included BartÃ³k’s âBluebeard Castleâ with Susanna MÃ¤lkki, Mika Kares and Szilvia VÃ¶rÃ¶s; Glass’s âAkhnatenâ with Karen Kamensek, J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James and DÃsella LÃ¡rusdÃ³ttir; and “The Cunning Little Vixen” by JanÃ¡Äek with Simon Rattle, Sophia Burgos, Lucy Crowe, Gerald Finley, Peter Hoare, Anna Lapkovskaja, Paulina Malefane, Jan Martinik and Hanno MÃ¼ller-Brachmann. To complete the category, Little’s “Soldier Songs” with Corrado Rovaris, Johnathan McCullough, James Darrah and John Toia; and âDialogues Des CarmÃ©litesâ by Poulenc with Yannick NÃ©zet-SÃ©guin, conductor; Karen Cargill, Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila, Erin Morley and Adrianne Pieczonka.
Nominees for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album included âConfessionsâ by Laura Strickling and Joy Schreier, âDreams Of A New Day – Songs By Black Composersâ by Will Liverman and Paul SÃ¡nchez; âMythologiesâ by Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann (Virginie D’Avezac De Castera, Lili Haydn, Wouter Kellerman, Nadeem Majdalany, Eru Matsumoto & Emilio D. Miler); âSchubert: Winterreiseâ by Joyce DiDonato and Yannick NÃ©zet-SÃ©guin; and “Unexpected Shadows” by Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie and Matt Haimovitz.
The nominees for Best Classical Collection were âAmerican Originals – A New World, A New Canonâ with AGAVE and Reginald L. Mobley, âBerg: Violin Concerto; Seven Early Songs & Three Pieces For Orchestra âconducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; âCerrone: The Arching Pathâ with Timo Andres and Ian Rosenbaum, âPlaysâ by Chick Corea and âWomen Warriors – The Voices Of Changeâ with Amy Andersson.
âIt’s A Long Wayâ conducted by Matthew Guard led the nominees for Best Choral Performance, which also included âMahler: Symphony No.8,â Symphony of a Thousand ââ with Gustavo Dudamel, Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, Fernando Malvar- Ruiz and Luke McEndarfer, conductors (Leah Crocetto, Mihoko Fujimura, Ryan McKinny, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Simon O’Neill, Morris Robinson and Tamara Wilson; “Rising w / The Crossing” with Donald Nally; “Schnittke: Concerto choir; Three Sacred Hymns; PÃ¤rt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons “with Kaspars PutniÅÅ¡,” Sheehan: Liturgy Of Saint John Chrysostome “conducted by Benedict Sheehan,” The Singing Guitar “with Craig Hella Johnson.
Finally, Producer of the Year, classic nominees included Blanton Alspaugh, Steven Epstein, David Frost, Elaine Martone and Judith Sherman.