Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording

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Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording
Awarded for quality classical opera productions and recordings
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1961
Last awarded 2015
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The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. The award was originally titled Best Classical Opera Production. The current title has been used since 1962.

Prior to 1961 the awards for operatic and choral performances were combined in a single award for Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral.

The award goes to the conductor, the album producer(s) and the principal soloists.

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


  • 2016
    • Winner TBA in February 2016


  • Donald Runnicles (conductor), Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune & Jennifer Larmore (soloists), Magdalena Herbst (producer) for Janácek: Jenufa
  • Martin Pearlman (conductor), Fernando Guimarães & Jennifer Riviera (soloists), Thomas C. Moore (producer) for Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Diana Damrau, Paul Schweinester & Rolando Villazón (soloists), Sid McLauchlan (producer) for Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  • Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Isabel Leonard (soloist), Dominic Fyfe (producer) for Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade
  • Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs (conductors), Karina Gauvin & Philippe Jaroussky (soloists), Renate Wolter-Seevers (producer) for Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe







  1. ^ "55th Annual Grammy Award Nominees", Accessed 3 January 2013
  2. ^ "The 2012 Classical Grammy Awards announced!" by Melissa Lesnie, Limelight, 13 February 2012. Accessed 3 January 2013