Earlier this week, the editors of Opera News announced the honorees for the 2012 Opera News Awards. We are delighted to report that this year’s winners include CCM alumnus countertenor David Daniels (BM, 1990).

Opera News Online Editor Adam Wasserman writes, “David Daniels has established himself as more than a superbly elegant singer and an incisive actor; he is a trailblazer, who has redefined the emotional and musical range achievable by the male voice for both opera audiences and his fellow singers.”

You can view the full list of this year’s Opera News Awards honorees here.

Daniels will be singing the title role in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Giulio Cesare next spring. The production is scheduled to be broadcast as a part of the Met’s “Live in HD” Series on April 27, 2013.

About the Opera News Awards
The eighth annual Opera News Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 21 at The Plaza in New York City. All the winners — and a host of the city’s cultural, civic, and social luminaries — will be present at the gala awards dinner, which will feature celebrity presenters speaking about the awardees and introducing video performance clips.

Created in 2005, the Opera News Awards recognize five individuals each year for distinguished achievement in the field of opera. Proceeds from the gala evening on April 21 will benefit the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Opera News has been published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild since 1936; it has the largest circulation of any classical music magazine in the United States. The magazine, published monthly, is a winner of three ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in music journalism.

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