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Susanne Burgess
Soprano

"Burgess blossomed into her warm timbre, while she sang and radiated a genuine affection that uplifted the audience... with a unique combination of precision and wonder. She highlighted best the energy that Leoncavallo intended for his version and was a delight to see perform."

Jennifer Pyron

-Opera Wire

 

Biography

Susanne Burgess is a British-American soprano praised for a uniquely warm vocal color, penchant for legato lyric lines, dramatic fioratura, and engaging emotional expression on stage. 

 

Susanne kicks off the 2021-2022 Season at The Atlanta Opera where she will perform the leading role of Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan's classic Pirates of Penzance. She will also join the company as the cover of Cleopatra in Handel's Juilio Cesare. In early 2022 Susanne will travel to Boheme Opera of NJ where she will debut the role of Gilda in their new production of Rigoletto.
 

For the 2020-2021 season, Susanne joined The Atlanta Opera in their innovative "Reimagine Opera" series including I Pagliacci and Kaiser von Atlantis and returned to the company the following Spring to sing Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera and Micaela in Carmen. Susanne was named the winner of the GA District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
 

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In early 2020, Susanne performed the role of Violetta Valéry in ​La Traviata, starring in 8 performances as part of the Winter USA Tour with Teatro Lirico d’Europa. She then took on the demanding role of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly at Opera New Hampshire. Susanne was scheduled to make her role debut as Gilda in a new production of Rigoletto at Opera North before the COVID19 pandemic sadly postponed these performances. Among efforts to preserve art and opera during the pandemic, she took part in the Summer Season at Opera Theater St. Louis presenting arias and ensembles in a virtual festival which culminated in a masterclass series with internationally renowned sopranos, Patricia Racette and Nova Thomas. 

 

In 2019 Susanne made her debut with New York City Opera as Hannah in the World  Premiere of ​Dear Erich by Ted Rosenthal. She returned to the company in the role of Musetta in Puccini’s ​La Bohème. Later that year, she joined Teatro Grattacielo in NYC as Mimi in Leoncavallo’s ​La Bohème and​ La Principessa in Respighi’s ​La bella dormente nel bosco.

Susanne made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2017 with the New England Symphony singing the Pie Jesu from Fauré Requiem and Soprano solos in John Trotta’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and returned to Carnegie Hall to sing the Soprano solos in Jubilate Deo and Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest.

 

Earlier that year, she made her international debut as Anna in ​Le Villi and Lauretta in ​Gianni Schicchi with the Festival of the Aegean at the Megaron Mousikis in Athens and Syros Greece after joining Des Moines Metro Opera as Berta in The Barber of Seville and their production of Flight by Johnathan Dove. 

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Repertoire

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Bizet

Boito

Britten

Donizetti

Dove

Gilbert & Sullivan

Gounod

Leoncavallo

Mozart

 

Offenbach

 

Puccini

 

Tchaikovsky

Verdi

Wagner

Weber

Carmen

Mefistofele

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Peter Grimes

Anna Bolena

Flight

Pirates of Penzance

Faust

I Pagliacci

La bohéme

Così fan tutte

Don Giovanni

Die Zauberflöte

Le nozze di Figaro

Les contes d'Hoffman

La bohéme

Gianni Schicchi

La Rondine

Suor Angelica

Il tabarro 

Turandot

Iolanta

Rigoletto

La traviata

Die Walküre

Das Rheingold

Der Freischütz

Micaëla
Margherita

Helena

Ellen

Anna Bolena

Tina

Mabel

Marguerite

Nedda

Mimí

Fiordiligi

Donna Anna

Donna Elvira

Pamina

Erste Dame

Contessa

Antonia

Giulietta

Musetta

Mimí

Lauretta

Nella

Magda

Suor Angelica

Giorgetta

Liú

Iolanta

Gilda

Violetta

Gerhilde

Woglinde

Agathe

 

Performance Schedule 

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Pirates of Penzance

Mabel

Atlanta Opera

Jan 22 - 30, 2022

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Imagine Broadway

Soloist

The Atlanta Opera

May 1, 2021

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Mack the knife

Soloist

The Atlanta Opera

Oct 27 2020

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Kaiser von Atlantis

The Girl (cover)

The Atlanta Opera

Oct 23 - Nov 13, 2020

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Rigoletto

Gilda

Boheme Opera NJ

Mar 18 - 20, 2022

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Threepenny Opera

Lucy Brown

The Atlanta Opera

Apr 22 - May 9, 2021

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I Pagliacci

Nedda (cover)

The Atlanta Opera

Oct 28 - Nov 15, 2020

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Die Fledermaus

Rosalinda (cover)

Opera Theater of St Louis

Apr - June 2020

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La boheme

Musetta

Palmetto Opera

May 23 - 25, 2021

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Carmen

Micaela (cover)

The Atlanta Opera

Apr 15 - May 6, 2021

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Rigoletto

Gilda

Opera North

Aug 2 - 9, 2020

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La traviata

Violetta

Teatro Lirico d'Europa 

Jan 16 - 19, 2020

Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2020

 

Audio / Video

 

Gallery

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Contact / Management

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