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Susanne Mentzer

voc, *1957 US, Philadelphia
Composer of Classical

Susanne Mentzer (born January 21, 1957) is an American operatic mezzo-soprano. She is best known for singing trouser roles, such as Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Idamante in Mozart's Idomeneo, Octavian in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and the composer in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as other music of Mozart, Strauss, Rossini, Berlioz and Mahler.She created the role of the mother of Yueyang in Tan Dun's opera The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera on December 21, 2006. She has also premiered works by Libby Larsen, Daniel Brewbaker and Carlisle Floyd.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Faust, CG 4, Act 1: Ne permettrez-vous pas (Faust, Méphistophélès, Marguerite, Siébel, Chorus) on Opera Songs by Various Artists
Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni, Zerlina) on Don Giovanni - Best Of by Riccardo Muti, Carol Vaness & Wiener Philharmoniker
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act II: Arietta. Voi che sapete on Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Alastair Miles, Nuccia Focile, Alessandro Corbelli, Carol Vaness, Susanne Mentzer, Rebecca Evans & Alfonso Antoniozzi
Anna Bolena / Act 1: "Si taciturna e mesta" on Donizetti: Essential Recordings by Gaetano Donizetti
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act I: Aria. Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio on Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Alastair Miles, Nuccia Focile, Alessandro Corbelli, Carol Vaness, Susanne Mentzer, Rebecca Evans & Alfonso Antoniozzi
Mass in C, K.257 "Credo": 2. Gloria on Mozart: Waisenhaus-Messe; Credo-Messe by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton & English Chamber Orchestra
Petite Messe solennelle - Gloria: Gloria on Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle; Messa di Milano by Gioachino Rossini, Nuccia Focile, Susanne Mentzer, Raul Gimenez, Simone Alaimo, Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
Mass in C, K.257 "Credo": 3. Credo on Mozart: Waisenhaus-Messe; Credo-Messe by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton & English Chamber Orchestra
Cavalleria rusticana: A casa, a casa on Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Agnes Baltsa, Plácido Domingo, Vera Baniewicz, Juan Pons, Susanne Mentzer, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Robin Stapleton
Cavalleria rusticana: "Viva il vino spumeggiante" (Brindisi) on Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Agnes Baltsa, Plácido Domingo, Vera Baniewicz, Juan Pons, Susanne Mentzer, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Robin Stapleton

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas (Le Nozze Di Figaro, Don Giovanni & Cosi Fan TutteRiccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Thomas Allen, Kathleen Battle, Jorma Hynninen, Margaret Price, Ann Murray, Kurt Rydl, Mariana Nicolesco, Alejandro Ramírez, Ernesto Gavazzi, Patrizia Pace, Franco de Grandis, William Shimell, Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer, Carol Vaness, Frank Lopardo, Susanne Mentzer, Natale De Carolis, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Margaret Marshall, Agnes Baltsa, James Morris, Francisco Araiza, José van Dam2002Album
Der Barbier Von SevillaGioacchino Rossini, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson, Susanne Mentzer, Gianluigi Gelmetti1998Album
Don Giovanni (Le Pagine Più Belle)Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - William Shimell, Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer, Carol Vaness, Frank Lopardo, Susanne Mentzer, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti1997Compil.
Le Nozze Di Figaro HighlightsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alastair Miles, Nuccia Focile, Alessandro Corbelli, Carol Vaness, Susanne Mentzer, Rebecca Evans, Alfonso Antoniozzi, Suzanne Murphy, Ryland Davies, Sir Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Chorus1995Album
FaustCharles Gounod, Jerry Hadley, Cecilia Gasdia, Samuel Ramey, Alexandru Agache, Susanne Mentzer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Orchestra & Chorus Of The Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi1994Album
Arlecchino / TurandotKent Nagano, Stefan Dahlberg, Mechthild Gessendorf, Wolfgang Holzmair, Philippe Huttenlocher, Michael Kraus, Susanne Mentzer, Thomas Mohr, Ernst Theo Richter, Markus Schäfer, Franz-Josef Selig, Falk Struckmann, Orchestre De L'Opéra De Lyon, Ferruccio Busoni1993Album
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Incidental Music.Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jeffrey Tate, Lynne Dawson, Susanne Mentzer, Ladies Of The “Philharmonisch Koor Toonkunst”, Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest1991Album
Don GiovanniWolfgang Amadeus Mozart / William Shimell • Samuel Ramey • Cheryl Studer • Carol Vaness • Frank Lopardo • Susanne Mentzer • Natale De Carolis • Jan-Hendrik Rootering • Wiener Philharmoniker • Riccardo Muti1991Album
Symphony No. 5 / Te DeumAnton Bruckner, Karita Mattila • Susanne Mentzer • Vinson Cole • Robert Holl, Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink1989Album
Anna BolenaGaetano Donizetti, Joan Sutherland, Samuel Ramey, Jerry Hadley, Susanne Mentzer, Richard Bonynge, The Welsh National Opera Orchestra1988Album
Huit Scènes De Faust - Hymne Des MarseillaisCharles Dutoit, Hector Berlioz, Chœurs de L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, François Le Roux, L'Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Phillipe Rouillon, Gordon Gietz, Susan Graham, Susanne Mentzer, John Mark Ainsley, Philip Cokrinos, Pierre-Vincent Plante, Davis JoachimAlbum
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