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

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. 

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.    

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, and emotional expression on stage.

 

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 discovered her passion for singing and a career in opera.
 

For the 2020-2021 season, Susanne will join The Atlanta Opera for their innovative "Reimagine Opera" series including I Pagliacci and Kaiser von Atlantis. 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 public master class with internationally renowned soprano, Patricia Racette. 


 

Repertoire

Bizet

Boito

Britten

Donizetti

Dove

Gounod

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

Alcina

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 

Turandot

Arabella

Iolanta

Ernani

Rigoletto

La Traviata

Il Trovatore

Die Walküre

Das Rheingold

Der Freischütz

Micaëla
Margherita

Lady Billows

Helena

Ellen

Anna Bolena

Tina

Marguerite

Juliette

Alcina

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

Liú

Arabella

Iolanta

Elvira

Gilda

Violetta

Leonora

Gerhilde

Woglinde

Agathe

 

Performance Schedule 

Studio Artist at the Atlanta Opera

More details coming soon!!

Gilda in Verdi's "Rigoletto" at Opera North

July - August 2020

Debuting the role of Gilda at Opera North in Manchester NH
Performances at the Lebanon Opera House:​
Sunday, August 2, 5pm
Wednesday, August 5, 7:30pm
Friday, August 7, 7:30pm
Sunday, August 9, 5pm

Gerdine Young Artist at Opera 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 

CASLAS Benefit Concert

March 20, 2020

​A charity event benefiting CASLAS children's home in Lagos, Portugal. Featuring some of the most beloved songs and arias and duets from the stage! Selections from La​ boheme, Rigoletto, Phantom of the Opera, New Moon, Guys and Dolls, Music Man, and more.

Violetta in Verdi's "La Traviata" in ​Teatro Lirico d'Europa Winter USA Tour

Jan - Feb 2020

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

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

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Susanne
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Randsman Artists Management

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