The critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, starring Regula Mühlemann as Barbarina, has been honored as the 2017 ECHO Klassik “Best Opera Recording” (works up to and including 17th/18th century). The album, recorded in 2015, features an illustrious group of musicians including Luca Pisaroni in the title role and Thomas Hampson as Count Almaviva with Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin leading the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The ECHO Klassik Awards Gala takes place on October 29 at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg; tickets and more info can be found at

Purchase your copy of the album via the following link, and enjoy the video webisode series with Mr. Hampson & Mr. Pisaroni below, featuring an engaging discussion of the album and the recording process: