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Debut Album Awarded a Choc de Classica 2020


Mr. Bernheim has been awarded yet another accolade this year, this time by the French classical music magazine Classica. Each year, the publication selects 15 recordings that they found to be exceptional, and Mr. Bernheim’s album was part of their selection of “Chocs de Classica” this year. The magazine lauded:

“On ne sait quoi admirer le plus, d l’élégance contante du phrasé, du charme immédiat de la voix, de la perfection de la diction, des aigus glorieux ou des nuances infinies sans jamais que le timbre ne se décolore. A six extraits italiens répondent six airs d’opéras français, tous plus magnifiques les uns que les autres…une des voix les plus formidables ayant émergé ces dernières années sur la scène lyrique.”

[We do not know what to admire the most, the consistent elegance of the phrasing, the obvious charm of the voice, the perfection of the diction, the glorious highs or the infinite nuances without ever loosing the color of the timbre. Six Italian tracks respond to six arias from French operas, each more magnificent than the next … one of the most formidable voices to have emerged in recent years on the operatic scene.]

A complete listing of the Chocs de Classica 2020, as well as a CD features tracks from each album is available as part of the Classica November issue.

Mr. Bernheim’s album on Deutsche Grammophon is available to stream or purchase here.