Susanne Burgess

 (Soprano, Anna in Le Villi, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Supporting soloist in the Opera Gala, Vivaldi Gloria soloist /GOS Young Artist) has been hailed by Opera Seabrook as “sophisticated and full of intention” and Opera Manhattan School of Music as “a talent that promises to be incredibly important.” A full lyric/spinto soprano from the United Kingdom, Ms. Burgess has received acclaim for her remarkably warm voice with a unique penchant for movement and emotional expression, as well as stage presence. In her young career, she has performed with several companies in Europe and the USA including Des Moines Metro Opera, MidAmerica Productions, Opera Seabrook, Tuscia Opera Festival, Dicapo Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, and New York Lyric Opera. She has also earned many professional grants and awards for operatic merit from competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Opera Theater Pittsburgh, and the Denver Lyric Opera Guild. Her recent engagements include Violetta in La Traviata, Nedda in Pagliacci, Liú in Turandot, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, Musetta in La Bohéme, Antonia/Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffman, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro and Gerhilde in Die Walküre.