King Roger & Penderecki Nominated for Grammys
A recording of Karol Szymanowski’s opera King Roger, directed by Kaspar Holten from the Royal Opera House, has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Opera Recording. It’s not the only Polish work nominated for a Grammy – the album Penderecki Conducts Penderecki is also in the running for the award for Best Choral Performance.
King Roger, the renowned opera by Karol Szymanowski, waited over 90 years for its premiere. It finally took place on 1st May 2015 in the famed Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The orchestra was conducted by famous conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, the main role was performed by Mariusz Kwiecień, and it was directed by Kaspar Holten, artistic director of the Royal Opera House.