Paysages: French Songs by Debussy, Messiaen & Fauré
This program of French song marks the solo debut recording of the brilliant young soprano, Susanna Phillips. Ms. Phillips was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and appeared at the Met last season as Pamina in Julie Taymor's production of The Magic Flute, and as Musetta in La bohème, the role with which she made her Met debut in 2008. Following her Baltimore Symphony debut under Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Sun proclaimed, "She's the real deal!" In the banner year of 2005, Susanna Phillips was the winner of four of the world's leading vocal competitions – Operalia (both First Place and the Audience Prize), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards and the George London Foundation. Susanna Phillips's triumphs have taken her to The Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Boston Lyric Opera and many others -- a star in the making!
“Philips has received a lot of press the last few years of usually exceptional purview, and this debut album seems to confirm the hype. She has a lovely voice, rich, smooth, dynamically versatile, and capable of much nuance. The excellent diction of this artist coupled with what might be termed an infused French tonal coloring make for an appropriate and highly effective rendition that gives no end of pleasure.” - Audiophile Audition
“Susanna Phillips has been singing professionally for at least five years now and it is a wonder to me that she hasn’t already been recorded. She has the voice and talent that should get her snapped up by a major label sooner or later. So it falls to Bridge label to debut her, and they have another winner here.” - Fanfare
Poèmes pour Mi
Les roses d'Ispahan
Après un rêve