Philip Glass' Akhnaten Wins Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording | Playbill

Awards Philip Glass' Akhnaten Wins Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording

Broadway alum Zachary James and Anthony Roth Costanzo are among the principal artist winners.

Zachary James
Zachary James Matt Madison-Clark

Philip GlassAkhnaten, a modern opera, has won the 2022 Grammy award for Best Opera Recording. The award is given to the recording's conductor, Karen Kamensek; stars J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James, and Dísella Lárusdóttir; producer David Frost; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; and The Metropolitan Opera Chorus.

Broadway alum James (The Addams FamilySouth PacificCoram Boy) leads the cast as Amenhotep III, father to Akhnaten.

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Other nominees included Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra); Janácek: Cunning Little Vixen (London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices); Little: Soldier Songs (The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra); and Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites.

 
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