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Opera Award

Vote now for this year's BBC Music Magazine Opera Award


Welcome to the 2021 BBC Music Magazine Awards.


This year’s nominated recordings are listed below. You can listen to extracts from each recording by pressing the red ‘play’ icon next to the disc image.

Please note: Do not press the red arrow next to the disc title until you are ready to vote. If you do, the voting system will store it as a vote and it cannot be changed. The red arrow next to your chosen nomination will turn green when your vote has been cast.

How vote in the Opera category in this year’s BBC Music Magazine Awards:

  • Click the red upwards arrow to the left of your chosen recording. Please note: Once you have clicked your chosen recording, your vote is locked and cannot be changed.
  • The red upwards arrow will turn green when your vote has been cast. Make sure your chosen recording has a green arrow next to it before filling in your details.
  • Fill in your name and email address at the bottom of the voting form. Your vote will not be counted unless you complete this step.

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You can buy the nominated recordings from the following outlets:

Handel: Agrippina (Joyce DiDonato; Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev)

Lully: Isis (Ève-Maud Hubeaux; Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset)

Arnold: The Dancing Master (Ed Lyon, Eleanor Dennis; BBC Concert Orchestra/John Andrews)