The 2019 Opus Klassik Awards announced their winners on Tuesday, 03 September. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 13 October at the glamourous Konzerthaus Berlin. The ceremony will broadcast on German television station ZDF and be streamed live on its Mediathek 10:15pm.

Jakub Józef Orliński has won the Solo Recording Vocals (Opera) award. Opera Wire’s Jonathan Sutherland writes in his album review: “Polish wunderknabe countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński’s first major release for Erato/Warner Classics courageously breaks the mold. There are so many exotic rarities and forgotten treasures, that Orliński is akin to a musical Count of Monte Cristo dazzling his listeners with a vocal cornucopia of precious jewels. Of the 23 tracks, no less than 17 are world premiere recordings. Such originality reflects Orliński’s uniqueness as an artist – the handsome young Juilliard alumnus is not just a celebrated singer but also a highly accomplished break-dancer.”

 Franz Welser-Möst, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, has won the award for Symphonic Recording Music 20th / 21st Century. In her five star review, Sarah Batschelet from Bachtrack writes “under his [Welser-Möst] direction, the players consistently gave the music accuracy and polish. Various musical dialogues were nothing short of stellar.”

Franz Welser-Möst is managed in association with Enticott Music Management

 Click here to watch the 2019 Echo Klassik Awards on ZDF on 13 October