Soprano Susanna Phillips makes her solo debut with French songs on Bridge Records
The American soprano Susanna Phillips has recorded a program
of French songs for her solo debut recording on Bridge Records.
Paysages includes Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées, Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi, and four songs
by Fauré: Les roses d’Ispahan, Nell, Après un rêve, and Adieu, with Myra Huang accompanying on piano.
She has previously contributed to a Naxos recording, released earlier this year, of songs by Scott Wheeler.
The Alabama-born Phillips came to international attention in 2005 when she was victorious in four singing competitions: Operalia (where she won both First Place and the Audience Prize), the MacAllister Awards, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the George London Foundation.
The same year, she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La bohème, and last year, when she won the Beverly Sills Award, returned to sing Pamina in Julie Taymor’s production of Die Zauberflöte. She is in repertory during October singing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Lyric Opera, Chicago.
During the coming season, she will make her European debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, followed by Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Opera National de Bordeaux in France.