December 23, 2023

'The Lord of Cries' Wins Presto Music Award for Best World Premiere Recording of the Year

Presto Music has recognized Mark Adamo and John Corigliano's 'The Lord of Cries' as one of its top 10 recordings of the year. The album, which features countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, conductor Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), was awarded Best World Premiere Recording of 2023. See the full list of award winners HERE.

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. Corigliano returns to opera for the first time since The Ghosts of Versailles, introduced by the Metropolitan Opera, made an international sensation in 1992. 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.

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.