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Honors, Awards, and Distinctions
2003 PRIX HERBERT VON KARAJAN - awarded April 8, 2003 by the Orphée d’Or de l’Academie du Disque Lyrique at the Opéra Bastille , Pierre Bergé presiding
2002 GRAMOPHONE EDITOR’S CHOICEFidelio CD of historic recording with Karl Böhm and the Bayerische Staatsoper (September 2001 release), an Editor's Choice for February 2002
1999

GREAT RECORDING OF THE CENTURY – Salome recording with Herbert von Karajan and the Viennad Philharmonic digitally remastered and reissued as part of EMI’s Great Recordings of the Century series
1999 LOTTE LEHMANN MEMORIAL RING - a bequeathal by the legendary Leonie Rysanek following the tradition set by the great Lotte Lehmann; presented by the Vienna State Opera to the reigning soprano of the time, it is a lifetime award to be passed on by the recipient to a successor of her choice
1999 CRONACA DEL LUOGO - opera composed by Luciano Berio for Hildegard Behrens, world-premiered at the 1999 Salzburg Festival
1998 LÉONIE SONNING MUSIC PRIZE - international award for distinguished achievement in music, given annually in Copenhagen by the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation
1998 SPECIAL TRIBUTE - awarded by the Los Angeles Wagner Society in honor of great Wagnerian singers
1997 SINGER OF THE YEAR - award given by the German opera magazine Die Opernwelt
1996 SINGER OF THE YEAR - award given by the German opera magazine Orpheus
1995 ÖSTERREICHISCHE KAMMERSÄNGERIN - title of the highest honor granted by the Austrian government
1995 LE CERCLE KLEIST - song cycle dedicated by French composer René Koering to Hildegard Behrens, premiered November 1995 in Montpellier
1995 VIDEO OF THE YEAR - first awarded by Gramophone Magazine for the laserdisc version of the Bavarian State Opera's Der Ring des Nibelungen
1995 BEST ARTIST OF THE YEAR - awarded by the Circle of Buenos Aires Art Critics
1994 BAYERISCHER VERDIENSTORDEN - highest civilian honor awarded by the state of Bavaria for her contributions to German cultural life in Bavaria
1994

GRANDI VOCI: Hildegard Behrens – a special CD release of a compilation of Berlioz’ Nuits d’ete, Ravel’s Sheherazade, and various arias as part of Decca Records’ limited edition series of great voices
1994 INVITED PARTICIPANT - Symposium on the Aegean Archipelago where leading European intellectuals, political leaders, Ministers of Culture, and distinguished artists discussed Europe's cultural heritage and the protection of the environment
1993 SINGER OF THE YEAR - awarded by the German magazine Buhne
1992 GRAMMY award for Die Frau ohne Schatten (Decca)
1992 First European STELLA Award -given in Birmingham for the Decca recording of Die Frau ohne Schatten
1991 GRAMMY award for Götterdämmerung (DGG)
1989 GRAMMY award for Die Walküre (DGG)
1989 RECORD OF THE YEAR- awarded by the magazine Stereo Review for her Philips recording of Elektra
1986 BAYERISCHE KAMMERSÄNGERIN - highest honor granted by the Bavarian State Opera
1986 OFFICIAL DECLARATION - as one of the 100 most important figures in German social, cultural and political life
1986 BUNDESVERDIENSTKREUZ - (Order of the Merit Cross of the Federal Republic) - Germany's highest civilian honor
1986 INVITED LECTURER - Harvard Club of New York
1986 INVITED LECTURER - University of Texas at Houston
1986 INVITED LECTURER - Houston Grand Opera Studio for young singers
1984 JAPAN RECORD ACADEMY AWARD - for her recording of Tristan und Isolde
1984

GRAND PRIX NATIONAL DU DISQUE LYRIQUE de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique - for her recording of Tristan und Isolde

1981 DIAPASON D'OR - for her recording of Salome
1981 JAPAN RECORD ACADEMY AWARD - for her recording of Salome

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