American soprano Talise Trevigne’s recording of Christopher Rouse’s (b. 1949) Kabir Padavali (‘Kabir Songbook’) has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in the category Classical Solo Vocal Album. She recorded the work with Albany Symphony under the baton of David Alan Miller, and it was released on Naxos (World Première Recordings) in September this year.
Kabir Padavali (1998) presents six poems by the great Hindi poet Kabir, chosen by Rouse to show off “a range of the great Indian poet’s religious concerns, from extraordinarily beautiful ecstasy to impishly humorous allegories”.
The disc also features pianist Orion Weiss with Rouse’s Seeing.
Talise Trevigne is nominated alongside singers including Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann, Mark Padmore and Cecilia Bartoli. A full list of the nominations is available here.
A passionate supporter and interpreter of contemporary music, this season Miss Trevigne creates the the role of Clara JFK in David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s world premiere at Fort Worth Opera; later the artist returns to Albany Symphony to sing Kernis’ Love Songs. The role of Pip Moby-Dick was specially written for her by the award-winning composer Jake Heggie; since its world premiere at Dallas Opera in 2010, she also sang the role at Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera and San Diego Opera.
Most recently, Talise Trevigne made her extremely successful role debut as Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly at North Carolina Opera, with reviewers comparing her with Maria Callas and Leontyne Price and predicting Cio-Cio-San soon to become a signature role for the artist. (Read the reviews here.)