A great night for EMI artists last night at the Classical Brit Awards in London.
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu won Female Artist of the Year for her recent recording of the Puccini classic opera ‘Madama Butterfly’, EMI Classics exclusive artist Thomas Adès was awarded Composer of the Year for his recent opera ‘The Tempest’, and conductor Antonio Pappano, who is Music Director of The Royal Opera House in London, won the Critics’ Award for his recording of Verdi’s ‘Messa da Requiem’. Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, with whom EMI has a long association, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Music Award. Our congratulations to them all!
Here’s a reminder of the winning ‘Madama Butterfly’ recording with Angela Gheorghiu. Angela is currently in the studio recording her next EMI Classics album, a collection of popular opera arias: