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The First Annual Excellence in Opera Awards (AKA The Freddies)

WQXR – Operavore

Star-making Performance –¬†Female: Elza van den Heever in Maria Stuarda as Queen Elizabeth I. This formidable young South African soprano went all out in her Met debut and was a wonderful match for Joyce DiDonato in the title role.

Image: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera