And the winner is… once again Hervé Niquet! This time it is concerning nothing less than the „Recording of the Year“ assigned by the prestigious International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), the Oscars of the classical music! Out of 15 recordings selected for the final, the jury voted for the CD „Visions“ with French Soprano Véronique Gens and the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Hervé Niquet.
The Jury statement says: "With plenty of passion and a perfect feeling for the drama in a program of rarely performed French opera and oratorio arias, soprano Véronique Gens and conductor Hervé Niquet present a most attractive CD comprising many unfairly forgotten musical gems.“
Some months ago the CD „Visions“ was already featured as “Best Solo Recital of the Year" by the International Opera Awards 2018.
Bravissima Madame Gens, bravissimo Maestro, bravissimi tutti! Congratulations also to Alpha Classics having not only produced this recording, but also having been awarded „Label of the Year 2018“ by the ICMA.