The Polar Prize winners for 2016 have just been announced, one from serious music the other from pop.
The Italian mezzo will receive 1m Swedish crowns (about $150,000).
A Swedish songwriter known as Max Martin is her opposite number.
Past winners include Chuck Berry, Björk, Steve Reich and Peter Sellars.
The winners get to make a big, world-relayed speech.
UPDATE: The announcement video, with anachronistic commentary and a gormless interviewer: