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2011 Gramophone Award for Best DVD

Don Carlo receives 2011 Gramophone Award for Best DVD

2011 Gramophone Awards logo

The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2011 were announced at a ceremony at The Dorchester hotel in London on 6 October. A host of musicians joined Gramophone and the record industry to celebrate the recordings selected as winners from this year’s vintage. Enjoy a highlights ‘showreel’ of the event as it unfolded with appearances by Dame Janet Baker, Sir Peter Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir David Attenborough, singers Simon Keenlyside, Carmen Gianatassio, Jonas Kaufmann, pianists Murray Perahia and Julius Drake, conductors Fabio Bonizzoni and Robert Hollingworth and many others.

The 2011 Awards were hosted by soprano Susan Bullock and Gramophone’s James Inverne and James Jolly, and were presented in association with Steinway & Sons. The Lifetime Achievement Award was endowed by Mrs Joan Jones.

The Don Carlo DVD, recorded live at the Royal Opera House on 3 July 2008 and starring Rolando Villazon in the title role, Marina Poplavskaya as Elizabeth and Simon as Rodrigo, won the award for Best DVD. Click below for details of the recording, and to see a video of Simon accepting the award.

Verdi Don Carlo DVD

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