2022 Grammy Nominees

January 8, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Akhnaten and Nefertiti identically dressed in red gowns, symmetrical image, touching hands.
Anthony Roth Costanzo and J'Nai Bridges in the Metropolitan Opera's 2019 'Akhnaten' (Photo: Karen Almond for the Metropolitan Opera)

A survey of the nominees for Best Opera Recording and Best Classical Solo Vocal Album including the Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, Opera Philadelphia’s recording of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, and albums by former Listening to Singers guests Will Liverman and Laura Strickling.


Playlist to include selections from:

Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle
Mika Kares (Bluebeard)
Szilvia Vörös (Judith)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor

ARC – Glass/Handel
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Les Violins du Roy
Jonathan Cohen, conductor
Decca 4817190

Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Lucy Crowe (Vixen)
Gerald Finley (Forester)
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
LSO Live LSO-0850

David T. Little: Soldier Songs
Johnathan McCullough, baritone
Opera Philadelphia
Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Opera Philadelhpia Channel

Laura Strickling, soprano
Joy Schreier, piano
Yarlung Records YAR-18798

Dreams of a New Day – Songs by Black Composers
Will Liverman, baritone
Paul Sánchez, piano
Cedille CDR-90000200

Mythologies: Music by Danaë Xanthe Vlasse
Sangeeta Kaur and Hila Plitmann, sopranos
Self-released album

Schubert: Winterreise
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, piano
Erato 9029528414

Unexpected Shadows: Songs by Jake Heggie
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Jake Heggie, piano
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Pentatone PTC-5186836