The Recipients of the 2009 OPERA NEWS Awards Are…
August 05, 2009
Thursday, November 19, the fifth annual OPERA NEWS Awards will be
presented. The 2009 honorees are: soprano Martina Arroyo; mezzo-soprano
Joyce DiDonato; bass-baritone Gerald Finley; composer Philip Glass; and
mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett.
Adam Wasserman, the magazine's online editor, says of one of today's foremost composers:
artistic voice — mesmeric yet lucid — remains striking and singular in
an era when contemporary music often attempts to encompass all styles
at once. By composing operas that have celebrated the moral beacons of
the twentieth century, Glass has welcomed modernity's heroes, as well
as untold audiences, into the most ennobling of art forms.