The Woman Who Walked into Doors

2010

As a composer

Label: Fuga Libera

Before publishing other aspects of his personality – jazz, instrumental compositions – here is the opera which revealed Kris Defoort to the public: created in 2001, The Woman Who Walked into Doors has been staged over fifty times in Europe. This strong and poignant work, inspired by the Irish novelist Roddy Doyle, gives universal meaning to a social drama on the fringes of society. Mixing storytelling and song, classical, contemporary, pop and jazz music (with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and Dreamtime jazz ensemble), the music leads its own life and by this successful fusion and its lucidity, leads us into the heart of the story’s emotions. Art at its best.

Music       


Kris Defoort


Libretto   


Guy Cassiers

Kris Defoort


Marianne Van Kerkhoven


(based on the book of the same name by Roddy Doyle)

Actress   


Jacqueline Blom


Singer   


Claron McFadden (soprano)

Musicians

Prometheus Ensemble and Dreamtime

Conductor


Etienne Siebens

Tracklisting

CD 1
1. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: I. Ouverture 4:53
2. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: II. Policeman brings news 0:24
3. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: III. First meeting with Charlo 4:43
4. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: IV. Paula falls on the floor 1:09
5. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: V. First time making love with Charlo 2:44
6. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: VI. How did he die? 1:56
7. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: VII. Paula with her sisters 1:34
8. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: VIII. Facts of life 5:09
9. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: IX. Me then 4:51
10. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: X. Me now 2:21
11. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XI. Charlo was shot 1:36
12. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XII. SLUT! 11:17
13. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XIII. Paula with her sisters about Daddy 3:11
14. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XIV. Nicola hears about her father's death 1:39
15. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XV. Charlo on the news 0:25
16. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XVI. Alcoholscene: My name is Paula Spencer 2:53
17. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XVII. Alcoholscene: Jack is my baby 3:30
18. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XVIII. Alcoholscene: I am an alcoholic 4:12
19. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XIX. Alcoholscene: Searching the key 4:34
CD 2
1. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XX. Marriage & Honeymoon 3:03
2. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XXI. Newspaper about Mrs. Fleming 0:55
3. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XXII. The beating 4:42
4. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XXIII. Ask me 4:25
5. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XXIV. Paula throws Charlo out of the house 2:35
6. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors: XXV. Epilogue 3:44