November 24, 2016

Pappano's 'Aida' wins big in the prestigious German Record Critics' Awards

The blockbuster opera recording takes another prize: the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

The German Record Critics' Association has awarded Sir Antonio Pappano's already-acclaimed Aida its annual prize for the most outstanding albums of the year across all genres.

"It's rare to hear such a flawless Triumphal March on disc," opined Opernwelt of this all-star studio recording from Rome featuring Anja Harteros in the title role, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Erwin Schrott.

"This is a dynamically complex studio recording with outstanding qualities," wrote the Schallplattenkritik jury.

Pappano's Aida already took home Recording of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine and the French Diapason awards, Opera Recording of the Year in the Gramophone Awards, and The Times UK's Classical Album of the Year - just to name a few accolades.

Aida is available now.