French mezzo soprano Karine Deshayes per

Karine Deshayes (Getty Images)

French mezzo soprano Karine Deshayes performs before to receive the “best lyrical artist of the year” award during the 18th Victoires de la Musique Classique ceremony (France’s classical music award) on February 14, 2011 in the French western city of Nantes. AFP PHOTO DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)