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Susan Chilcott In Brussels

Britten / Pappano / Sym Orch & Chorus Of La
Release Date: 07/01/2012 
Label:  Cypress (Canada)   Catalog #: 8601   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenGiuseppe VerdiRichard StraussPhilippe Boesmans
Performer:  Susan Chilcott
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Susan Chilcott was born in 1964. Her career really took of in 1993, but she sadly died from cancer, ten years later, in 2003. Those ten years were enough to build her legend, the legend of a singer that 'embodied the deepest emotional expression through her voice and her unique stage presence', to quote Antonio Pappano.

The celebrated soprano Susan Chilcott passed five years ago after becoming one of the mainstays of La Monnaie. She made her debut there in 1994 under most extraordinary circumstances: originally hired to sing a minor part, she agreed to replace on short notice an ailing collegue in the demanding role of Peter Grimes' Ellen. Her international carreer had started, but was to last only 9 years. However, Susan
Read more Chilcott appeared in the world's major opera houses: the Met, Covent Garden, Garnier, Bastille, the Amsterdam Opera. At La Monnaie she took part in many productions under Antonio Pappano's baton. Large highlights of these productions are featured on this CD. We modestly think they faithfully reflect the extraordinary talent of an artist who left us much too early.

Recorded Live at La Monnaie (Brussels) in 1994, 1997, 1998 and 1999 | Recordings: RTBF & VRT | editing: Denis Guardon | Executive producers: Camille De Rijck & Cédric Hustinx | Graphic design: mpointproduction | Photos: Johan Jacobs | © kastafior 2008 for all the texts and translations except otherwise indicated. www.cypres-records.com | www.lamonnaie.be

Composers:
Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Philippe BOESMANS (°1936)

Performers:
Susan Chilcott (soprano)
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie/De Munt
Renato Balsadonna (chorus master)
Antonio Pappano (Conductor)


Track Listing:
1. BRITTEN: The Turn of the Screw: Variation I - The Tower - How Beautiful It Is
2. VERDI: Otello: 'Aria del salce. Ave maria'
3. VERDI: Otello: 'Già Nella Notte Densa'
4. VERDI: Otello: 'A Terra!... Si... nel livido fango'
5. STRAUSS: Ariadne Auf Naxos: 'Wer ist dieses entzückende mädchen?'
6. STRAUSS: Ariadne Auf Naxos: 'Seien wir wieder gut!'
7. BOESMANS: Wintermärchen: Ihr götter
8. BRITTEN: Peter Grimes: Embroidery in Childhood
9. BRITTEN: Peter Grimes: The Truth, the Pity and the Truth - Interlude I: on the Beach


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Works on This Recording

1.
Turn of the Screw, Op. 54: How beautiful it is... No! Who is it? [Tower Scene] by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Otello: A terra! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 
4.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Wer ist dieses entzückende mädchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1916 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Sein wir wieder gut by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Wintermärchen (Winter's Tale), opera: Ihr Götter by Philippe Boesmans
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1999 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: Embroidery in childhood by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Peter Grimes, Op. 33: The truth, the pity and the truth by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945; United Kingdom 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Otello: Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 14 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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