Susan Narucki to Record Rare Art Songs Album ‘This Island’

By Afton Wooten

(Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Soprano Susan Narucki announced her plans to record and perform “This Island’ an album comprised of a collection of rare art songs.

The album will be released in 2022 through AVIE Records and Narucki will record the songs with her longtime collaborator pianist Donald Berman in March and June of 2022.

The award-winning singer says that “a single reference contained in a book of Rilke’s letters set me on a path to discover these songs, in response to the unprecedented circumstances of the past two years.”

The quote that inspired Naruck is from Rilke’s “The Dark Interval;” it reads, “If you could only be here with me so I could share with you the happiness of these great poems, they would let you realize what we all now need more urgently: that transience is not separation…'”