Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers – Heggie: Great Scott (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joyce DiDonato, Dallas Opera Orchestra & Patrick Summers – Heggie: Great Scott (2018)
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In Great Scott, the Kansas-born mezzo-soprano, one of today’s best-loved classical singers, creates a role conceived specifically with her in mind. The character she plays, Arden Scott, just happens to be an opera star, and she is the lynchpin of what Fred Plotkin of WQXR, the USA’s leading classical music radio station, welcomed as a “deeply moving and musically brilliant work” that “should enter the standard repertory just as Heggie’s two previous masterpieces – Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick– already have”.

Jake Heggie, who has been described as US opera’s most successful composer, chose the celebrated playwright Terence McNally as his librettist for Great Scott. The two previously collaborated on the gripping Dead Man Walking, which has become something of a modern classic since its premiere in 2000. Joyce DiDonato first performed its central role, Sister Helen Prejean, at New York City Opera in 2002 and will do so again in concert stagings in London and Madrid in January/February 2018, coinciding with the album release of Great Scott.

Tracklist:
Jake Heggie (b.1961)
01. Great Scott, Act 1: Overtures to Great Scott and Rosa Dolorosa, Figlia di Pompei (Orchestra)
02. Great Scott, Act 1: Rehearsal, Part One (Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane)
03. Great Scott, Act 1: The Wedding Procession from Rosa Dolorosa (Arden, Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane, Chorus)
04. Great Scott, Act 1: “Vesuvio, il mio unico amico” (Arden, Winnie, Tatyana, Wendell)
05. Great Scott, Act 1: “Five years ago…” (Arden)
06. Great Scott, Act 1: Ensemble and Cabaletta (Arden, Tatyana, Eric, Winnie, Anthony, Wendell, Roane, Chorus)
07. Great Scott, Act 1: Break (Roane, Chorus)
08. Great Scott, Act 1: “Talk to me about Roane, Winnie” (Eric, Winnie, Roane)
09. Great Scott, Act 1: “The writing’s on the wall” (Roane, Eric)
10. Great Scott, Act 1: “What are the Grizzlies’ chances?” (Wendell, Anthony, Winnie)
11. Great Scott, Act 1: “I want to be America’s soprano” (Tatyana, Anthony, Wendell, Eric, Winnie)
12. Great Scott, Act 1: Duet Scene (Arden, Winnie)
13. Great Scott, Act 1: “Oh, Mrs. F” (Arden, Winnie)
14. Great Scott, Act 1: “Sorry Tommy’s late” (Sid, Arden, Tommy, Winnie, Roane)
15. Great Scott, Act 1: Rehearsal, Part Two (Roane, Wendell, Anthony, Eric, Tatyana, Arden, Tommy, Chorus)
16. Great Scott, Act 1: “I get scared, too, Tommy” (Arden, Tommy, Eric)
17. Great Scott, Act 1: The Fountain Dance (Chorus)
18. Great Scott, Act 1: “It’s a disaster” (Eric, Winnie, Wendell, Arden, Tatyana, Anthony, Chorus)
19. Great Scott, Act 2: Prelude (Chorus)
20. Great Scott, Act 2: “The Starry-Spangled Banner” (Tatyana, Chorus)
21. Great Scott, Act 2: “Arden, you have seen the future” (Arden, Winnie, Eric, Roane, Wendell, Anthony)
22. Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa Dolorosa, Act One (Arden, Wendell, Anthony, Tatyana, Tommy, Chorus)
23. Great Scott, Act 2: “I thought that went extremely well” (Anthony, Arden, Wendell, Tommy, Eric, Tatyana)
24. Great Scott, Act 2: Sid and Arden (Arden, Sid, Roane)
25. Great Scott, Act 2: “I don’t care how good ‘what’ was” (Roane, Arden, Eric, Anthony, Wendell)
26. Great Scott, Act 2: “You’ll never be her” (Arden)
27. Great Scott, Act 2: “Buona sera, Rosa” (Arden, Bazzetti)
28. Great Scott, Act 2: “Look for me, I’m there” (Arden, Bazzetti)
29. Great Scott, Act 2: “All that you leave behind” (Arden, Bazzetti)
30. Great Scott, Act 2: “Arden! You’re not dressed for the mad scene!” (Roane, Arden)
31. Great Scott, Act 2: In the Wings (Anthony, Wendell)
32. Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa’s Mad Scene (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Chorus)
33. Great Scott, Act 2: Rosa’s Prayer (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Tommy, Chorus)
34. Great Scott, Act 2: “Io sola posso salvare Pompei” (Arden, Tatyana, Wendell, Anthony, Chorus)
35. Great Scott, Act 2: Curtain Calls (Arden, Winnie)
36. Great Scott, Act 2: “Thank you for your wonderful support” (Winnie, Arden)
37. Great Scott, Act 2: “Triumph for American Opera!” (Eric, Winnie, Roane, Arden, Anthony, Wendell, Tatyana)
38. Great Scott, Act 2: Quartet (Arden, Tatyana, Winnie, Roane)
39. Great Scott, Act 2: Center Stage (Arden, Sid, Tommy)
40. Great Scott, Act 2: Finale (Orchestra)

Personnel:
The Dallas Opera Orchestra
The Dallas Opera Chorus
Patrick Summers (conductor)
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Michael Mayes (baritone)
Mark Hancock (vocals)
Kevin Burdette (bass)
Nathan Gunn (baritone)
Rodell Rosel (tenor)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (counter-tenor)
Ailyn Pérez (soprano)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano)

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