OPERA NEWS EDITOR IN CHIEF F. PAUL DRISCOLL today announced the recipients of the 14th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year’s honorees — mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias, stage director and designer Laurent Pelly, soprano Ailyn Pérez, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and tenor Ramón Vargas —will be feted at a black-tie gala on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. A musical tribute will also be performed in honor of the recipients.

“Since the Awards’ inception in 2005, OPERA NEWS looks forward to recognizing outstanding men and women in the world of opera,” said Driscoll. “These five artists have transformed the way audiences experience opera and have left an everlasting impact on this essential and ever-evolving art form.”

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