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Dangerous Liaisons: Complete Original Concept Recording

Concept Recording Cast • Track Listings/Samples • Rehearsal and Recording Session Photos

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COMPLETE ORIGINAL CONCEPT RECORDING

Nearly lost to the world forever, this unique historic recording is now available to the public!

Complete, every note! The only recording of the original version, in its entirety. This 3CD set, with top talent selected and coached directly by the creators, includes liner notes with a full reprint of Johnathan Daniel Steppe's intricate and compelling original libretto, and features Malcolm Caluori's dramatic draft orchestrations. The stellar cast includes Shaun Whitley's amazing Valmont and powerhouse Maura Carey Neill as the Marquise.

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Following a break-in during post production, the years of work that led to this special, once-only recording dissppeared in an instant. Only one obscure backup source was undisturbed, permitting post production on Act II to proceed. Act I, however, was nearly a total loss if not for the coincidental creating of unpollished temporary tracks just prior to the crime. Their existence enabled the reconstruction of the entire performance, though some compromised sound quality in the begining improves as Act I progresses. And today, what Posterity nearly lost forever is now the world's to enjoy.

 

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Complete Original Concept Recording
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Piano/Vocal Songbook

Below, meet the recording artists and hear some samples from the recording. More photos and insider details on the making of the Original Concept Recording are available in The Privy, including auditions, production diary, and more.

THE RECORDED CAST

Maura Carey

 
Marquise de Merteuil
Maura Carey Neill

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One of Atlanta's most remarkable theatre voices, Maura Carey Neill has been winning the hearts of audiences and industry insiders since earning her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida State University in 1996. She has worked with numerous Atlanta houses, including
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Shaun Whitley

 
Vicomte de Valmont
Shaun Whitley

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Respected as a riveting and sensitive artist, Shaun Whitley is a multi-instumentlist, composer, Jeff nomiated music director and Kenedy Center/ACTF nominated actor. Currently residing in Chicago, he studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In Atlanta he has worked ... read more

Rachael Henderson

 
Madame de Tourvel
Rachael Henderson

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Lyric Soprano Rachael Henderson acheived her Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Florida State University, and studied acting and theatre at the Alliance Theater and at Actor's Express. She has studied voice with Kit Prothero and Kathleen Arecchi, and has performed as a member of several
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Kristie Krabe

 
Cécile Volanges
Kristie Krabe

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Actress, singer and dancer, Kristie Krabe has been active in the theatre all her life, beginning with a children's variety act "The kids Next Door."  The Atlanta native earned her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Voice from Boston University, where she studied under Metropolitan Opera tenor ... read more

Christy Baggett

 
Madame de Volanges
Christy Brumfield Baggett

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Mezzo-soprano Christy Brumfield Baggett is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and a Suzi Bass Award Nominee. A performing vocalist since 1985, her credits include appearances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre's Theater of the Stars, the Tony Award winning Alliance TheatreAtlanta Lyric Theatre, ... read more

John Young

 
le Chevalier Dançeny
John Young

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Tenor John Young made his professional debut in 1997 with The Atlanta Opera as Giuseppe in La traviata, after his apprenticeship with Ohio Light Opera Company.  He has gone on to perform such roles as Arnalta in Opera Omnia's highly acclaimed New York production of The Corronation of Poppea, as Rodolfo ... read more

Ginger Rosen

 
Madame de Rosemonde
Ginger Rosen

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Ginger Rosen is a versatile crossover multimedia actress, based in Atlanta. Her acting studies are with the Alliance Theatre's B. J. Hughes and Pat Hurley. She has also studied acting under Sandra Dorsey, and voice-over with Paul Armbruster. Mrs. Rosen has appeared in numerous films, commercials, music videos ... read more

Tad Wilson

 
le Commandeur
Tad Wilson

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Broadway veteran Tad Wilson is a graduate of Belmont University, Nashville, where he earned his degree in Commercial Music Vocal Performance. Since his professional debut at Opryland, USA, Mr. Wilson has appeared on stages around the country. He has been featured on ABC, TNN, and ... read more

 

The Ensemble

Ken Anderson - Hunter 3/Man 3/Chorus
Denise Arribas - Mother of the Marquise/Chorus
Wendy Arthur Ballance - Victoire/Friend to Volanges/Socialite/Chorus
Steve Benton - Comte de Gercour/Man 4/Chorus
Heidi Bevill - Socialite/Chorus
Myfanwy Callahan - Cantor/Young Couple/Chorus
Malcolm Caluori - Opera Tenor/Major Domo to Rosemonde/Valet to Danceny
John Cawthon - Priest/Deaf Man/Older Man/Chorus
Tony Cimafranca - M.de Lacroix/Socialite/Chorus
Robin Fennell - Women's Chorus
Liz Gordon - Girl 1
Megan Hodge - Chorus
John Jones - Tax Collector/Hunter 4/Chorus
Brandon Kirby - Hunter 1/Man 2/Young Couple/Chorus
Wendy Kremer - Julie (Maid to Tourvel)
Deborah Levey - Nurse/Socialite/Chorus
Kristie McCarthy - Old Woman/Chorus
Melissa Miller - Woman 1/Chorus
Meredith Mullins - Girl 2
Sage Notari - Young Marquise de Merteuil
Melissa Peters - Young Prude/Chorus
Pilar Rehert - Girl 3
Jamila Sampson - Woman 4/Chorus
Tami Collup Scheinman - Giddy Woman/Chorus
Will Simson - Shoemaker/Socialite/Chorus
Johnathan Daniel Steppe - M.le Marquis de Merteuil/Effeminate Man
Minnie Tee - Mother Superior
Ron Tuck - Major Domo to Volanges/1 of Two Men/Chorus
Kevin Tucker - Azalon (Valet to Valmont)/Gentleman Guest/Chorus
David Van Mersbergen - 1 of Two Men/Chorus
Sherri Von Hagel - Woman 2/Chorus
Teresa Williams - Mme.LaPierre/Woman 3/Chorus
Shealtiel (Damaine) Y'israel - M.Lapierre/Socialite/Chorus
Zandro Zaragoza - Hunter 2/Chorus

COMPLETE ORIGINAL CONCEPT

CD 1

CD 2

CD 3

Andiamo Udire il Mare

A Quandary

The Nature of Man

Prologue

Merteuil's Recitative

Valmont's Recitative

Prelude to Act I

Letters from Dançeny

Rumors

Correspondences (I)

If He Were Here

Seasons Running from Ourselves

Something More Than Love

Merteuil's Success

Forever

Madame de Tourvel

Correspondences (Reprise)

A Heart to Run to

The Deal

Valmont's Return

The Lioness

The Chevalier Dançeny

Confrontations

Valmont's Success

Hunting
The Garden Song

Motherhood

The Village

The Fires Within

Correspondences (II)

I Found a Letter

The Key

Speak Gently

Valmont's Arrival / Mail

She Closes Her Eyes

The Game (Reprise)

The Game

The Seduction

It's Not My Fault

The Plan

A Simple Time

Soliloquy

In the Garden

Cécile's Confession

Promise Me Anything

The Meeting

Finale: Secrets

The Argument

If Only

Prelude (II)

Salve Regina / The Veil is Torn

 

Reflections

The Duel

 

The Storm

When Silence Reigns

     
     

Select photographs of rehearsals and recording sessons from the making of the Dangerous Liaisons Original Concept Recording. More pictures are available in The Privy. Click on any image to enlarge.

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