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OPERA NEWS Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll has announced the recipients of the fifteenth annual OPERA NEWS Awards, which include Diana Damrau, Thomas Allen, Javier Camarena, Ana María Martinez, and Anthony Roth Costanzo.

This year’s honorees will receive their awards in a black-tie gala event set for April, 5, 2020 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

“Since the first presentation of the OPERA NEWS Awards in 2005, the highlight of the magazine’s year is our tradition of honoring outstanding men and women who have had a transformative effect on the world of opera,” said Driscoll. “These five singers are artists of rare accomplishment who have changed the way their audiences experience this ever-changing, exhilarating art form.”

Deputy Editor Henry Stewart observes: “As a stage performer, Diana Damrau is always in the moment, using her theatrical acumen, buttery soprano, effortless coloratura and idiosyncratic, text-focused phrasing to vitalize the characters she sings—and the art form itself.”