Joyce DiDonato has been named ECHO Klassik’s 2015 Female Singer of the Year! This prestigious honor, the German equivalent of a Grammy Award, recognizes her spectacular album Stella di Napoli, which was also named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone Magazine and won the International Classical Music Award for “Best Vocal Recital.” She was also named Singer of the Year in 2010 and again in 2013, for her album Drama Queens

The ECHO Klassik awards ceremony takes place at the Konzerthaus Berlin on October 18; tickets and more information on the event will be available soon.

“I am beyond honoured to receive the ECHO Klassik Award as singer of the year, especially for this project that has meant so much to me,” she said, “One of the great privileges I’ve had as a musician is to be afforded the luxury to record long-forgotten works, and being given the opportunity to shine a spotlight on brilliant but overlooked composers such as Carafa, Pacini, and Mercadante has been a joy.”

– Joyce