The great soprano Dame Felicity Lott won this year’s Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday. As Richard Fairman reflects in Gramophone’s Awards issue (out now): ‘Lott’s was a voice that was limpid, warm, gleaming – a classic lyric soprano. Its home territory was Mozart and Strauss, and looking back we can see that Lott forms part of an illustrious line, arriving on the international scene a few years after Kiri Te Kanawa and a decade before Renée Fleming.’ You can enjoy the highlights from the Gramophone Awards, including Felictiy Lott’s witty acceptance speech, on our website and YouTube channel now.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by the GFPA.
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