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Each year the New England Opera Club honors 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 achievments 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 was opera 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.

THE PAST RECIPIENTS ARE LISTED:

DATENAMECOMMENT
2010Federico CorteseAs conductor of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, he has inspired a generation of young musicians to achieve their artistic ambitions
2010Carole CharnowThe OperaBoston Company,under her brillant direction, became the New England source for inovative repertory and creative productions.
2009John M. TischioAs president for more than twenty years, he has guided the New England Opera Club to a most successful organization.
2008Janis Mancini del SestoFifteen Years of Successful Opera as General Manager of the Boston Lyric Opera Company
2007Randolp J. FullerA generous opera patron and scholar who founded the OPERA BOSTON company
2006Stephen LordA nationally renown opera conductor, Maestro Lord was Music Director of the Boston Lyric Opera for many years.
2005Jeffrey RinkThis talented symphonic conductor is acclaimed for his inovated productions of concert operas.
2004Sarah CaldwellMusic's Wonder Woman, she founded and was Artistic Director of the Opera Company of Boston
2003Sharon DanielsOpera diva and director, she is now Director of the Opera Institue at Boston University.
2002Bradley PenningtonFounder and Artistic Director of the Boston Bel Canto Opera Company.
2001Roland HayesA posthumous award to the first African American male to win universal acclaim as a concert artist.
2000Jan CurtisA promising contralto, who is making an extraordinary and successful effort to overcome an unfortunate handicap.
1999D'Anna FortunatoThis charming mezzo-soprano has delighted audiences with her many appearances in operas and recitals.
1998Norman Kelley In roles from Wagner to Kurka, he was a tenor often featured by both the Metroplitan Opera and New York City opera companies.
1997William MirandaA knowledgeable and innovative opera teacher, he founded and is president emeritus of the New England Opera Club.
1996Scott BrumitFounder and General Manager of the Longwood Opera Company, he often participates in their productions.
1995Robert HoneysuckerHis beautiful baritone voice has enhanced many opera productions in the Boston area and around the country.
1994Susan StoneShe created the "Brown Bag Opera",--an inovative program to introduce opera to children.
1993Richard ConradThe founder, artistic director and featured vocalist at the Boston Academy of Music.
1992John BalmeA past music director and conductor of the Boston Lyric Opera Company.
1991Patricia CraigHer 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.
1991Richard CassillyThe husband of soprano Patricia Craig, he was a world-famous Wagnerian tenor and voice teacher.
1990Ron Della ChiesaHe is a knowlegable radio host for all styles of music and the voice of the Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts.
1989Ernest TriplettHe founded and performed in the Associated Artist Opera group, a predecessor to the Boston Lyric Opera Company.
1988John MoriartyLegendary director of the New England Conservatory opera program, he is revered by generations of aspiring singers.
1987Eleanor SteberWinning the 1940 Met Auditions award, she had a long and distinguished career.
1986Donald GrammA bass-baritone who appeared in many productions of both the New York City and the Boston Opera Companies.
1985Phyllis CurtinThis celebrated soprano of the New York City Opera was the dean of the Boston University opera department.
1984Boris GoldovskyA pianist and opera producer, he enhaced for many years the intermission features of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts.
1983Schuyler ChapinAn entrepeneur in the music industry, he was General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera from 1971 to 1975.
1982Eunice AlbertsThis famous contralto from Boston made her New York City Opera debut in "The Crucible" in 1961.


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