Explore the opera nominations for the 2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Listen to our podcast on the three shortlisted discs – and then cast your votes!


With the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011 now open for voting, we’ll be offering a weekly podcast exploring the nominations in each category.


In this fourth instalment, which you can listen to on this page, editor Oliver Condy is joined by reviews editor Daniel Jaffé and chair of the Awards jury Helen Wallace to chat about the discs in the opera category.

This year’s nominated recordings include Dvořák’s Rusalka, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.

To let us know which disc you think should win a coveted Award this April, cast your vote now!

Opera nominations

Dvořák: Rusalka
Natasha Jouhl, Barbara Senator, Élodie Méchain, Mischa Schelomianski, Ana María Martínez, Larissa Diadkova, John Mackenzie, Brandon Jovanovich, Alasdair Elliott, Diana Axentii, Tatiana Pavlovskaya; Glyndebourne Chorus; LPO/Jiři Bělohlávek
Glyndebourne GFOCD 007-07 (3 discs)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Daniel Behle, Marlis Petersen, Daniel Schmutzhard, Sunhae Im, Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Marcos Fink, Kurt Azesberger, Inga Kalna, Anna Grevelius, Isabelle Druet, Konstantin Wolff; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902068.70 (3 discs)

Wagner: Götterdämmerung
Katarina Dalayman, Lars Cleveman, Peter Coleman-Wright, Attila Jun, Nancy Gustafson, Susan Bickley, Andrew Shore, Ceri Williams, Yvonne Howard, Miranda Keys, Katherine Broderick, Madeleine Shaw, Leah-Marian Jones; Hallé Choir; BBC Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Chorus; The Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus; Hallé/Mark Elder
Hallé HLD 7525 (5 discs)

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