Pappano records for the EMI Classics
label. His album of Puccini's La Rondine won two Grammophone Awards (Best Opera Recording and Record of the Year), as well as the French Choc du Monde de la Musique, two Diapason d'Or awards, the USA Critics' Award, and the German Deutsche Schallplattenkritik award. His recording with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia
of Verdi's Requiem won a Classical BRIT Award. Other recordings of operas include Philippe Boesman's Wintermärchen, Tristan und Isolde (with Placido Domingo
), Don Carlo (the French version), Tosca, La bohème, Guillaume Tell (the French version), and the 2011 world premiere production of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole.