Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance


Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

*From 1959 to 1960 and from 1962 to 1964 the award was known as Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist (with or without orchestra)
*In 1961 it was awarded as Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist
*In 1965 it was awarded as Best Vocal Soloist Performance (with or without orchestra)
*In 1966, 1968 and from 1971 to 1990 it was awarded as Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
*In 1967 it was awarded as Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance (with or without orchestra)
*In 1969 it was awarded as Best Vocal Soloist Performance
*In 1970 it was awarded as Best Vocal Soloist Performance, Classical
*In 1991 it was awarded as Best Classical Vocal Performance
*In 1992 it was awarded as Best Classical Vocal Soloist
*From 1993 to the present it has returned to being awarded as Best Classical Vocal Performance

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Lieberson) for "Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Sings Peter Lieberson: Neruda Songs"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Peter Serkin) for "Rilke Songs"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
** Thomas Quasthoff (Rainer Kussmaul; Members Of The RIAS Chamber Choir; Berlin) for "Bach: Cantatas"Baroque Soloists)
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Susan Graham for "Ives: Songs (The Things Our Fathers Loved; the Housatonic at Stockbridge, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Thomas Quasthoff & Anne Sofie von Otter for "Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra" performed by Thomas Quasthoff, Anne Sofie von Otter & the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Claudio Abbado
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Erik Smith (producer), Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson, Tom Lazarus (engineers), Patrick Summers (conductor), Renée Fleming & Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for "Bel Canto (Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Christopher Raeburn (producer), Jonathan Stokes (engineer), Bernhard Forck (conductor), Cecilia Bartoli & the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for "Dreams & Fables - Gluck Italian Arias (Tremo Gra' Fubbi Miei; Die Questa Cetra In Seno, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Christopher Raeburn (producer), Jonathan Stokes (engineer), Cecilia Bartoli & Il Giardino Armonico for "The Vivaldi Album (Dell'aura al sussurrar; Alma oppressa, Etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Claudio Abbado (conductor), Anne Sofie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff & the Berliner Philharmonic for "Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Jeffrey Tate (conductor), Renee Fleming & the English Chamber Orchestra for "The Beautiful Voice (Works of Charpentier, Gounod etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Cecilia Bartoli for "An Italian Songbook (Works of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini)"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**James Levine (conductor), Bryn Terfel & the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for "Opera Arias - Works of Mozart, Wagner, Borodin"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Christopher Hogwood (conductor), Sylvia McNair & the Academy of Ancient Music for "The Echoing Air - The Music of Henry Purcell"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Cecilia Bartoli for "The Impatient Lover - Italian Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart "
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Arleen Auger for "The Art of Arleen Auger (Works of Larsen, Purcell, Schumann, Mozart)"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Kathleen Battle & Margo Garrett for "Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall (Handel, Mozart, Liszt, Strauss, etc.) "
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Dawn Upshaw for "The Girl With Orange Lips (Falla, Ravel, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Zubin Mehta (conductor), José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, & the Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale for "Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert "
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**David Zinman (conductor), Dawn Upshaw & the Orchestra of St. Luke's for "Knoxville - Summer of 1915 (Music of Barber, Menotti, Harbison, Stravinsky)"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Emerson Buckley (conductor), Luciano Pavarotti & the Symphony Orchestra of Amelia Romangna for "Luciano Pavarotti in Concert"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Kathleen Battle for "Kathleen Battle - Salzburg Recital"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Andre Previn (conductor), Kathleen Battle & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for "Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Robert Shaw (conductor), John Aler & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for "Berlioz: Requiem"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Pierre Boulez (conductor), Heather Harper, Jessye Norman & Jose Van Dam, the BBC Symphony Orchestra & the Ensemble Intercontemporain for "Ravel: Songs of Maurice Ravel"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**James Levine (conductor), Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price & the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for "Leontyne Price & Marilyn Horne in Concert at the Met"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Zubin Mehta (conductor), Leontyne Price & the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for "Verdi: Arias (Leontyne Price Sings Verdi)"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Richard Bonynge (conductor), Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland & the New York City Opera Orchestra for "Live From Lincoln Center - Sutherland/Horne/Pavarotti"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Henry Lewis (conductor), Leontyne Price & the Philharmonia Orchestra for "Prima Donna, Vol. 5 - Great Soprano Arias From Handel to Britten"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Luciano Pavarotti & the Bologna Orchestra for "O Sole Mio - Favorite Neapolitan Songs"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Luciano Pavarotti for "Luciano Pavarotti - Hits From Lincoln Center"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Neville Marriner (conductor), Janet Baker & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for "Bach: Arias"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Beverly Sills for "Herbert: Music of Victor Herbert"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Janet Baker for "Mahler: Kindertotenlieder"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Leontyne Price for "Leontyne Price Sings Richard Strauss"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Edward Downes (conductor), Leontyne Price & the New Philharmonia Orchestra for "Puccini: Heroines"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for "Brahms: Die Schone Magelone"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Leontyne Price for "Leontyne Price Sings Robert Schumann"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for "Schubert: Lieder"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Thomas Schippers (conductor), Leontyne Price & the New Philharmonia for "Barber: Two Scenes From "Antony and Cleopatra"/Knoxville, Summer of 1915"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Carlo Felice Cillario (conductor), Montserrat Caballe & the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra & Chorus for "Rossini: Rarities"
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor), Leontyne Price, & the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra for "Prima Donna, Volume 2"
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor), Leontyne Price & the RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra for "Prima Donna (Works of Barber, Purcell, etc.)"
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Erich Leinsdorf (conductor), Leontyne Price & the Boston Symphony Orchestra for "Strauss: Salome (Dance of the Seven Veils, Interlude, Final Scene)/The Egyptian Helen (Awakening Scene)"
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Fritz Reiner (conductor), Leontyne Price & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Berlioz: Nuits d'Ete (Song Cycle)/Falla: El Amor Brujo"
*Grammy Awards of 1964
**Skitch Henderson (conductor), Leontyne Price & the RCA Orchestra for "Great Scenes From Gershwin's Porgy and Bess"
*Grammy Awards of 1963
**Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Eileen Farrell & the New York Philharmonic for "Gotterdamerung - Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene/Wesendonck Songs"
*Grammy Awards of 1962
**Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor), Joan Sutherland & the Royal Opera House Orchestra for "The Art of the Prima Donna"
*Grammy Awards of 1961
**Leontyne Price for "A Program of Song - Leontyne Price Recital"
*Grammy Awards of 1960
**Jussi Bjoerling for "Bjoerling in Opera"

1950s

*Grammy Awards of 1959
**Renata Tebaldi for "Operatic Recital"


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