David Frost

David Frost is a recording producer with numerous releases by major labels such as Sony Classical, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, and RCA Red Seal. Honors include twenty-five Grammy Awards, among them seven for Classical Producer of the Year; four for Best Engineered Classical Album, four for Best Opera Recording for the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” releases of Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten”, Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”  and Terrence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in my Bones” and “Champion”; Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance for the Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony; Best Surround Sound Album, Renée Fleming’s “Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene” and “Verismo”, Sharon Isbin’s “Journey to the New World”, “Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago”, and for the Sony Classical recording “Listen to the Storyteller”, with music by Wynton Marsalis, Edgar Meyer and Patrick Doyle, narrated by Kate Winslet and Graham Greene. He was the producer for Alicia de Larrocha’s RCA recording of Granados’ Goyescas, which won both a Grammy Award and the Grand Prix du Disque.

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66th Grammy Award Nominations and Wins

December 7, 2023

David Frost just won three more GRAMMY awards on February 4th, 2024 as Producer, bringing his lifetime total to 25!

WINNER – BEST OPERA RECORDING

  • Blanchard: Champion (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

WINNER – BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL

  • Contemporary American Composers (David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer; Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

WINNER – BEST INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

  • The American Project (Yuja Wang, piano; Teddy Abrams, conductor; Louisville Orchestra)

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL

David Frost

  • The American Project (Yuja Wang, Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra)
  • Arc II – Ravel, Brahms, Shostakovich (Orion Weiss)
  • Blanchard: Champion (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Latonia Moore, Ryan Speedo Green, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
  • Contemporary American Composers (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  • The Guitar Player (Mattias Schulstad)
  • Mysterium (Anne Akiko Meyers, Grant Gershon & Los Angeles Master Chorale)
  • Verdi: Rigoletto (Daniele Rustioni, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Andrea Mastroni, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

65th Grammy Award Nominations / Two Grammy Award Wins

November 28, 2022

David has won two GRAMMY awards this year as producer!

WINNER – BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM

  • Voice Of Nature – The Anthropocene Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist; David Frost, producer

WINNER – BEST OPERA RECORDING

  • Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore & Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); David Frost, producer

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BEST OPERA RECORDING

  • Aucoin: Eurydice Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Barry Banks, Nathan Berg, Joshua Hopkins, Erin Morley & Jakub Józef Orliński; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); David Frost, producer
  • Blanchard: Fire Shut Up In My Bones Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Angel Blue, Will Liverman, Latonia Moore & Walter Russell III; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); David Frost, producer

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM

  • A Concert For Ukraine Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; David Frost, producer

Additional Albums Nominated

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE

  • Verdi: Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11 Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Donald Palumbo, chorus master (Michelle DeYoung, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez & Matthew Polenzani; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus); David Frost, producer

BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM

  • Voice Of Nature – The Anthropocene Renée Fleming, soloist; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist; David Frost, producer