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NEW YORK (AP) _ This year's prestigious Opera News Awards are going to sopranos Natalie Dessay and Renee Fleming, mezzo Marilyn Horne, baritone Sherrill Milnes and composer John Adams.
Adams' compositions include "Nixon in China" and "The Death of Klinghoffer." Another of his works, "Doctor Atomic," will be performed at the Metropolitan Opera in October.
Dessay, who appeared in two Met productions last season, was hailed for her "electrifying style of coloratura."
The publication cites Horne for her "dazzling" mezzo-soprano voice.
Milnes was honored for his artistic integrity. Fleming, a two-time Grammy winner, was hailed for her "vocal intelligence" and "musical grace."
The awards will be presented on Nov. 16 in a ceremony at the Plaza Hotel.