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Magazine "Musical America" names Elīna Garanča Vocalist of the Year

By Editor. 16.11.2009

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The classical music magazine "Musical America" of the United States has named Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča Vocalist of the Year.

The American audience will have an opportunity to hear the talented singer, who is already well-known in Europe, performing the title role in a production of George Bizet's "Carmen" a the New York Metropolitan Opera next year. January 16 show of "Carmen" with participation of Garanča will be transmitted live in cinemas all around the world, including Latvia, informs Kultura.lv

"Musical America" awarded conductor Riccardo Muti the "Musician of the Year" award; Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, 70, got the "Composer of the Year" award; the "Instrumentalist of the Year" award went to the American violinist Joshua Bell and Warren Jones got the "Collaborative Pianist of the Year" award.

"Musical America" awards classical music prizes annually since 1960, when one of its first awards went to Leonard Bernstein. The magazine "Musical America" was established in 1898 and is one of the most influential press editions in its field.

 

Brigita Ritmane-Jameson 05.12.2009 00:32

What an amazing voice and interpretation . Elina Garanca is a treasure.

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Brigita Ritmane-Jameson 05.12.2009 00:32

What an amazing voice and interpretation . Elina Garanca is a treasure.

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Patty 17.01.2010 21:38

Absolutely STUNNING..............unimaginable her mature and melodic voice resonates so powerfully from such a young
woman..........replete with elegant and slender 'frame'.................How lucky we are!

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Charles Henry 6-18-14 18.06.2014 20:58

SUBLIME! HEAVENLY! Elina Garanca is one of the 'NEW BREED' of opera singers. Singers who can sing AND act. She continues
to dazzle in whatever she does. Her rich voice, crystal clear diction, and impeccable technique are by now legend. The
Latvian Lioness!

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