GRAMMY Award for Met's "Porgy and Bess" with Frederick Ballentine 

<p>GRAMMY Award for Met's "Porgy and Bess" with Frederick Ballentine </p>
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The 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording was awarded to Frederick Ballentine and the cast of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", a James Robinson production of the Metropolitan Opera. 

Ballentine's Met debut portraying Sportin’ Life was called "excellent." and "mightly impressive" by the press. Frederick wowed the critics and the audience " with a vocal authority that made it sound as if he had commanded this huge stage for years". 

Congratulations to Frederick and the whole cast on a well deserved award, for their stunning performance and this incredible achievement! 

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Frederick Ballentine

Frederick Ballentine



"mightily impressive"

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