November 10, 2023

'The Lord of Cries' Earns GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Opera Recording

Odyssey Opera and BMOP's recording of John Corigliano and Mark Adamo's The Lord of Cries has received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Opera Recording. Telling the story of Euripides's The Bacchae with the characters of Bram Stoker's Dracula, the piece explores the power of sexual desire and human's need to blame and attack others for what they can neither resist nor accept in themselves. The 66th annual GRAMMY® Awards will take place on February 4, 2024.

Multi-award winning composer John Corigliano's music has commissioned, performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. The Pentatone recording of The Ghost of Versailles, released in 2016, won two GRAMMY® Awards. Composer-librettist Mark Adamo's four previous operas, including Little Women (1998), have been staged, recorded and broadcast hundreds of times on five continents. The cast – most of whom introduced their parts in the world premiere in 2021 – is led by star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role. Under the leadership of conductor Gil Rose, BMOP has become an unsurpassed advocate for 20th and 21st century American music; they make their Pentatone debut with The Lord of Cries.