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OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the fifteenth annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year’s honorees — soprano Diana Damrau, baritone and stage director Thomas Allen, tenor Javier Camarena, countertenor and producer Anthony Roth Costanzo and soprano Ana María Martínez — will be fêted at a black-tie gala on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. A musical tribute will also be performed in honor of the recipients.

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.”