Baritone Stéphane Degout has been awarded Music Personality of the Year by the French Association of Critics, Theater, Music and Dance. Mr Degout has been praised throughout France for his performances, including singing Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlos at Opéra de Lyon and Boesmans’ Pinocchio at last year’s Aix-en-Provence Festival, and for his critically acclaimed recordings, Histoires Naturelles and Enfers of which he received two Opéra Magazine diamonds.