Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Takes Top Honor at Gramophone Awards


Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Takes Top Honor at Gramophone Awards


Beside beating the likes of Placido Domingo and Lang Lang to get Artist of the Year title, the mezzo-soprano also wins an award for best recital.

Opera star Joyce DiDonato was a double winner at the 2010 Gramophone Awards in London on Friday, October 1, taking home the prestigious Artist of the Year title. The American mezzo-soprano beat the likes of Placido Domingo and Lang Lang in an online fan vote to scoop the top prize, while she also walked away with the award for best recital for her rendition of Rossini's "Colbran, the Muse".

Argentine cello player Sol Gabetta was named Young Artist of the Year, while Dutch star Andre Rieu was awarded the Specialist Classical Chart title. British group The Cardinall's Musick landed the Recording of the Year accolade for its take on William Byrd's "Infelix Ego", and celebrated Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Joyce DiDonato began her professional career in the 1998-1999 season singing with several regional opera companies in the United States. She most notably appeared as the main heroine, Maslova, in the world premiere of Tod Machover's "Resurrection" with the Houston Grand Opera.

© AceShowbiz.com


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