Paysages: French Songs By Debussy, Messiaen & Faur
Label: Bridge Records
Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano; Myra Huang, piano
Claude Debussy: Ariettes oubliées
This program of French song marks the solo debut recording of the brilliant young mezzo-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!