Cher Public

And the 2019 Pubies go to…

Blame it on the Madonna-Whore Complex, cher public, but this year’s most hotly-contested parterre box “Pubie” award ended in a tie! 

Worst Performance in a Diva Role: Kristine Opolais in Suor Angelica and Diana Damrau in La traviata!


  • Susanna Philips in Don Giovanni
  • Golda schultz
  • Anna Netrebko in Adriana Levouvreur

And now, your 2019 parterre box “Pubie” Award winners:

Best Concert/Recital Performance: Anna Netrebko!


  • Michael Spyres/John Eliott Gardiner Berlioz concert
  • Sabine Deveihle
  • National Council Auditions Grand Finals


Best Non-Met Staged Production: Die Königin von Saba!


  • Murasaki’s Moon
  • Led hugenauts
  • Elektra Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Tosca Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Kata Kabanova at Covent Garden
  • Kopernikus
  • La Forza del Destino Royal Opera
  • The Rose Elf
  • Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata)
  • Psychosis 448

Cutest Couple: Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili!


  • Anita Rachvelishvili and Gregory kunde
  • Westbroek/Kaufmann in FANCIULLA

Debut of the Year: Rosa Feola in Rigoletto!

Einspringer of the Year: Gregory Kunde in Samson et Dalila!

Most Significant Cancellation: Bryan Hymel in Rigoletto!

Maestro of the Year: Yannick Nézet-Séguin!


  • James Levine
  • Nicola Luisotti
  • Emanuel Ceysson
  • Demetrio Moricca

Best Performance in a Non-Diva Type Role: Karita Mattila in Les Dialogues des Carméites!


  • Jamie Barton in Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • Ambrogio Maestri in Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Klaus Florian Vogt
  • Andreas Schager
  • Stuart Skelton in Die Walküre
  • Tomasz Konieczny in Rheingold

Worst Performance in a Divo Role: Aleksandrs Antonenko in Aida!


  • Andreas Schager in Siegfried
  • Paul Appelby in Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Andreas Schager Götterdämmerung

Best Performance in a Divo Role: Michael Volle in Der Ring des Nibelungen!


  • Andreas Schager in Siegfried (102 votes)
  • Javier Camarena in La Fille du Regiment
  • Michael Fabiano
  • Stefan Vinke in Siegfried
  • Andreas Schager
  • Peter Mattei in Don Giovanni
  • Andreas Schager in Gotterdammerung
  • antonenko
  • Gregory Kunde in Samson
  • Gregory Kunde Otello
  • Javier Camarena in Les pêcheurs de perles
  • Matthew Polenzani in La Clemenza di Tito
  • Stefan Vinke
  • Stuart Skelton in Die Walküre
  • Vittorio Grigolo

Best Performance in a Diva Role: Anna Netrebko in Adriana Lecouvreur!


  • Sondra Radvanovsky in Tosca
  • Kate Lindsay as SAPPHO
  • Angela Denoke in Bluebeard’s Castle
  • Rosa Feola in Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Nadine Sierra
  • Rosa Feola
  • Karita Mattila in Dialogue of the Carmelites
  • Angela Meade
  • Anita Rachvelisihvili in Adriana Lecouvreur
  • Sonya Yoncheva in Iolanta
  • Rosa Feola in Rigoletto

Worst Revival: Don Giovanni!


  • Rigoletto
  • Pelleas & Melisande
  • Les pêcheurs de perles
  • Aida
  • Tosca

Best Revival: Les Dialogues des Carmélites!


  • Mefistofele
  • Falstaff
  • Rigoletto
  • Aida
  • Falstaff

Worst New Production: La traviata!


  • Rigoletto
  • Dialogue des carmélites

Best New Production: Adriana Lecouvreur!


  • 4.48 Psychosis
  • Gotterdammerung
  • Il trionfo dell’onore
  • Nah.
  • None
  • None deserve consideration
  • Otello München
  • Rosa Feola