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Jacopo Peri Awards

HONORING OUTSTANDING OPERA PERSONALITIES

The New England Opera Club has frequently honored a person who has made a significant contribution to the local opera scene. The presentation ceremony is held at a gala event where members and invited guests acknowledge the achievements of the honoree.

For full information on the most recent award recipient or for the time, place, and date for the next honoree award dinner, contact The New England Opera Club at operainfo@neoperaclub.org

JACOPO PERI

Jacopo Peri (1561-1633) was a Florentine singer and composer. A member of the Florentine Camarata, he is generally credited for writing the very first opera, Dafne.

His second opera was Eurydice, composed in 1600 for the wedding of Maria de' Medici and Henri IV of France. The full score exists, and this opera is occasionally staged today.

 


Past Recipients:

DATE

NAME

COMMENT

2014

Esther Nelson

General and Artistic Director of the Boston Lyric Opera, with a reputation for innovative productions and management skills.

2013

No award presented

 

2012

Martin Pearlman

Conductor, harpsichordist, composer, specialist in early music, and founder of Boston Baroque Orchestra.

2011

Federico Cortese

As conductor of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, he has inspired a generation of young musicians to achieve their artistic ambitions

2010

Carole Charnow

The Opera Boston Company, under her brilliant direction, became the New England source for innovative repertory and creative productions.

2009

John M. Tischio

As president for more than twenty years, he has guided the New England Opera Club to a most successful organization.

2008

Janis Mancini del Sesto

Fifteen Years of Successful Opera as General Manager of the Boston Lyric Opera Company

2007

Randolph J. Fuller

A generous opera patron and scholar who founded the OPERA BOSTON company

2006

Stephen Lord

A nationally renown opera conductor, Maestro Lord was Music Director of the Boston Lyric Opera for many years.

2005

Jeffrey Rink

This talented symphonic conductor is acclaimed for his innovative productions of concert operas.

2004

Sarah Caldwell

Music's Wonder Woman, she founded and was Artistic Director of the Opera Company of Boston

2003

Sharon Daniels

Opera diva and director, she is now Director of the Opera Institute at Boston University.

2002

Bradley Pennington

Founder and Artistic Director of the Boston Bel Canto Opera Company.

2001

Roland Hayes

A posthumous award to the first African American male to win universal acclaim as a concert artist.

2000

Jan Curtis

A promising contralto, who is making an extraordinary and successful effort to overcome an unfortunate handicap.

1999

D'Anna Fortunato

This charming mezzo-soprano has delighted audiences with her many appearances in operas and recitals.

1998

Norman Kelley

In roles from Wagner to Kurka, he was a tenor often featured by both the Metropolitan Opera and New York City opera companies.

1997

William Miranda

A knowledgeable and innovative opera teacher, he founded and is president emeritus of the New England Opera Club.

1996

Scott Brumit

Founder and General Manager of the Longwood Opera Company, he often participates in their productions.

1995

Robert Honeysucker

His beautiful baritone voice has enhanced many opera productions in the Boston area and around the country.

1994

Susan Stone

She created the "Brown Bag Opera", an innovative program to introduce opera to children.

1993

Richard Conrad

The founder, artistic director and featured vocalist at the Boston Academy of Music.

1992

John Balme

A past music director and conductor of the Boston Lyric Opera Company.

1991

Patricia Craig

Her performing career spans more than three decades of major roles in the leading opera houses of the world. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1978.

1991

Richard Cassilly

The husband of soprano Patricia Craig, he was a world-famous Wagnerian tenor and voice teacher.

1990

Ron Della Chiesa

He is a knowledgable radio host for all styles of music and the voice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts.

1989

Ernest Triplett

He founded and performed in the Associated Artist Opera group, a predecessor to the Boston Lyric Opera Company.

1988

John Moriarty

Legendary director of the New England Conservatory opera program, he is revered by generations of aspiring singers.

1987

Eleanor Steber

Winning the 1940 Met Auditions award, she had a long and distinguished career.

1986

Donald Gramm

A bass-baritone who appeared in many productions of both the New York City and the Boston Opera Companies.

1985

Phyllis Curtin

This celebrated soprano of the New York City Opera was the dean of the Boston University opera department.

1984

Boris Goldovsky

A pianist and opera producer, he enhanced for many years the intermission features of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts.

1983

Schuyler Chapin

An entrepreneur in the music industry, he was General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera from 1971 to 1975.

1982

Eunice Alberts

This famous contralto from Boston made her New York City Opera debut in "The Crucible" in 1961.


Contact The New England Opera Club at operainfo@neoperaclub.org

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Welcome!

NEOC Board

Monthly Presentations

Membership

Jacopo Peri Award

NEOC Event Calendar on Facebook

Opera Links

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