Susanne
Burgess

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Susanne Burgess

Soprano

"...a talent that promises to be incredibly important..."

"With such beauty and poise seldom seen on the best of stages... Susanne Burgess is clearly a precious gift for every audience."

Opera Seabrook, NJ

 

Biography

Susanne Burgess is a young operatic soprano with a sizeable and remarkably warm voice. She has been praised for her unique penchant for dramatic coloratura, emotional expression, and stage presence.

 

Born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in five countries including Great Britain, Germany and the United States, Susanne developed an early ear for language and deep appreciation for world cultures. It wasn't until high school in Austin, Texas that Susanne found the unique voice that would define her passion and career in opera.
 

This year, 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. Susanne went on to reprise the role of Musetta with the MidAtlantic Symphony shortly after making a role debut as Cio-Cio San in a new adaptation of  Puccini’s ​Madama Butterfly with the Denver Festival of Arts and Technology​. ​ Later in 2019, Susanne joined Teatro Grattacielo in NYC as Mimi in Leoncavallo’s ​La Bohéme and​ La Principessa in Respighi’s ​La bella dormente nel bosco. In 2020, Susanne will join Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s Winter Tour as Violetta in ​La Traviata and reprise the role of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly at Opera New Hampshire before joining Opera Theater St. Louis for their productions of Susannah and Die Fledermaus.
 

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 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. 

Ms. Burgess has also won a number of post-graduate awards and grants for operatic excellence  from the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, Metropolitan Opera National Council, Opera Theater  Pittsburgh,  Jensen Foundation, and the National Federation of Music Clubs.    

 

In June of 2013, Ms. Burgess graduated, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. During her time at university, Susanne was awarded a Full-Tuition Operatic Merit Scholarship as well as the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence. While enrolled in the prestigious opera program, under the direction of world-renowned bass, Kenneth Cox, Susanne performed many fully staged and orchestrated roles such as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (Lamont) and performed Soprano Solos in the Denver Symphony Orchestra Performances of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and Elijah.

Repertoire

Bizet

Boito

Britten

Donizetti

Dove

Gounod

Glück

Handel

Leoncavallo

Massenet

Mozart

Offenbach

 

Puccini

 

Strauss

Tchaikovsky

Verdi

Wagner

Weber

Carmen

Mefistofele

Albert Herring

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Peter Grimes

Anna Bolena

Flight

Faust

Roméo et Juliette

Iphigénie en Tauride

Giulio Cesare

Rinaldo

I Pagliacci

Manon

Hérodiade

Così fan Tutte

Don Giovanni

Die Zauberflöte

Le Nozze di Figaro

Les Contes d'Hoffman

La Bohéme

Gianni Schicchi

Madama Butterfly

La Rondine

Suor Angelica

Il Tabarro 

Tosca

Turandot

Arabella

Iolanta

Ernani

Rigoletto

La Traviata

Die Walküre

Der Freischütz

Micaëla
Margherita

Lady Billows

Helena

Ellen

Anna Bolena

Tina

Marguerite

Juliette

Iphigénie

Cleopatra

Armida

Nedda

Manon
Salomé

Fiordiligi

Donna Anna

Donna Elvira

Erste Dame

Pamina

Contessa

Antonia

Giulietta

Musetta

Mimí

Lauretta

Nella

Cio-Cio San

Magda

Suor Angelica

Giorgetta

Tosca

Liú

Arabella

Iolanta

Elvira

Gilda

Violetta

Gerhilde

Agathe

 

Performance Schedule 

Musetta in La Bohème at SOPAC

Thusday Nov 21 at 6:30pm

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

https://www.sopacnow.org/events/giacomo-puccinis-la-boheme/

Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata"

​Teatro Lirico d'Europa Winter 2020 USA Tour

Venues include: 

Newberry, SC - Newberry Opera House

Columbia, SC - The Koger Center

Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FL

Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach

Marina Civic Center, Panama City

Barbara Mann Hall - Ft. Myers, FL

Madama Butterfly at Opera New Hampshire

​​Feb 6 -10 2020 at Opera New Hampshire

Singing Cio-Cio San in a travelling production through New Hampshire and Virginia

Gerdine Young Artist at Oper Theater St Louis

April - June 2020

Susanne will cover Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Gleaton in Susannah and be featured in the Center Stage Concert to conclude the season 

Teatro Grattacielo 25th Anniversary Gala: A Versimo Trilogy

​​Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m.  The Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Singing Mimi in Leoncavallo: La Bohême
and La Principessa in Respighi: La Bella Addormentata nel Bosco

Cio-Cio San debut in Denver

​July 25 - 28th at the Newman Center for Performing arts

Role debut of Cio-Cio San in a new modern production of Madama Butterfly with the Denver Arts and Technology Festival at the Newman Center for Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado

Musetta at New York City Opera

​May 20th in Bryant Park

Be transported to the Latin Quarter of 19th century Paris without leaving Bryant Park as you bask in the lush melodies of Puccini’s La bohème. Hear the stars of New York City Opera sing some of the most famous melodies in opera, all from the comfort of your very own blanket!

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