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News & Notes Matthew Dirst and Ars Lyrica won a 2010 Grammy nomination

Summary: News & Notes
Matthew Dirst and Ars Lyrica won a 2010 Grammy nomination
for Best Opera Recording. Their recent recording on the Dorian
label of Hasse's Marc Antonio e Cleopatra, with Jamie Barton,
mezzo-soprano, andAva Pine, soprano, was one of the five nomi-
nations in the "Best Opera Recording" category. The other four
nominations were from the Royal Opera House (Antonio Pap-
pano, conductor), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Kent
Nagano, conductor), Marinsky Theatre (Valery Gergiev, conduc-
tor), and BBC National Orchestra of Wales (David Lloyd-Jones,
conductor). For more information, see UH's coverage of the
award on the new uh.edu/class website or see http://www.29-95.
Additionally, Ars Lyrica's performance of Monteverdi Vespers
was chosen as No. 1 of the "Top Ten Performances" in Dallas
by critic Scott Cantrell. For more information, see www.dal-
Sarah Oliver (MM, 2010 from the studio of Paula Page) was a
finalist in the 2011 YouTube Symphony Contest. She served as


Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston


Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology