Florentine Opera’s Wuthering Heights recording makes Opera News’Top 10, along with a Grammy® Nomination for Wuthering Heights producerBlanton Alspaugh
Florentine Opera recording makes Opera News' Top Recordings of the Year with a quote from Carlisle Floyd
Accolades continue for the Florentine Opera recording of Wuthering Heights:
– The Florentine Opera’s original recording of Wuthering Heights makes Opera News’ 10 Best in Opera recordings of the Year in 2016. Read more at OperaNews.com.
– The Recording Academy nominated producer Blanton Alspaugh for a ‘Producer Of The Year, Classical’ Grammy award including the Florentine recording of Wuthering Heights and Florentine Opera Company in his official Grammy nomination credits.
Read more on WUTHERING HEIGHTS in the original Opera News review
Form the Recording Academy’s Grammy.com page:
Blanton Alspaugh (Producer Of The Year, Classical)
The Aeolian Organ At Duke University Chapel (Christopher Jacobson) • Bolcom: Canciones De Lorca & Prometheus (René Barbera, Jeffrey Biegel, Carl St. Clair, Pacific Chorale & Pacific Symphony) • Brahms: The Four Symphonies (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra) • Copland: Appalachian Spring Complete Ballet; Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (Leonard Slatkin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra) • Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra) • Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (Andrés Orozco-Estrada & Houston Symphony) • Dvořák: Symphony No. 6; Slavonic Dances (Andrés Orozoco-Estrada & Houston Symphony) • Floyd: Wuthering Heights (Joseph Mechavich, Heather Buck, Vale Rideout, Susanne Mentzer, Kelly Markgraf, Georgia Jarman, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Florentine Opera Company)
For more on Blanton’s Grammy nomination details, visit Blanton’s GRAMMY.com page
In a recent conversation with Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu, Composer Carlisle Floyd mentioned that he was “thrilled and honored to see his opera recognized in this way”.
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Press Releases by Florentine Opera Company
May 5 and 7, 2017 at the Uihlein Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
The Florentine celebrated the triumphs of the 2015-2016 Season – a great classic and new works, the first year of Adam Wiensch, Esq.’s board presidential term, and the honoring of Community Partners including Colectivo Coffee Roasters.
Florentine Opera Company Board of Directors extends contract for existing General Director by five years.
Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online or by calling the Florentine’s Box Office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224.
NEA-Art Works awards $35,000 to The Florentine Opera to support the world premiere and professional recording of Sister Carrie by composer Robert Aldridge and librettist Herschel Garfein for the fall of 2016Dec 10th, 2015 by Florentine Opera Company
In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction.
Florentine Opera Company receives $50,000 Bader Philanthropies Grant to promote new program, Opera for All!Nov 19th, 2015 by Florentine Opera Company
“Opera for All! will expand the Florentine’s reach in the community,” said General Director William Florescu.