NEW YORK, February 11. /TASS/. American conductor Michael Christie received Sunday a Grammy award in the category “Best recording of the Opera” for the Opera Bates: the ®evolution of Steve Jobs about world-famous inventor, the head of Corporation Apple Steve Jobs and his fight with a deadly disease. This was announced on Sunday in Los Angeles (California) at the ceremony, which is broadcast on the website Grammy.com.

The award in this nomination was awarded to the conductor, primary artist and producer of the album. For her performance of Verdi’s Opera “Rigoletto” was also nominated Russian Opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who passed away in November of last year, and conductor Constantine Orbelian.

Among the nominees was also conductor John Adams, who wrote the Opera Dr.Atomic on the staff of the nuclear laboratory in Los Alamos who created the first nuclear bomb, French harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset for the performance of operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully “Alceste” (Alceste), which was first shown at the Paris Opera in 1674, and the German conductor Sebastian Wagle for the performance created in 1909-1910 the comic Opera of Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (“the Cavalier of the rose”).

At the end of 2016 due to complications caused by the disease, Hvorostovsky has ceased to perform on the Opera stage, but did not interrupt the concert. On 22 November last year Hvorostovsky died in London at the age of 55 years. In 2017 Hvorostovsky and Orbelian has been nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best classical solo album.”

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