As Grammy voting opens up, please take a look back at the tremendous response to Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres's acclaimed Rossini duets album Amici e Rivali. Praised by The New Yorker as a "reminder of the sparks that fly when two first-rate voices meet in the playground of a Rossini opera", the album topped charts around the world and showcased the thrilling excitement and beauty of two world-class voices in their prime.
Amici e Rivali – ‘Friends and Rivals’ – comprises arias, duets, and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, including the ever-popular Il barbiere di Siviglia and the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide.
"If one could be said to dominate the CD, it’s Brownlee as he, amidst a fabulous program of duets and trios, also impresses with two prime solos ..."
Best Classical Vocal Solo
Best Engineered – Classical Album