Susan became a workshop leader in 2005, devising and leading the education programme for Opera Minima. To support her work, she studied Arts Management & Arts Education specialising in Arts Education at Birkbeck College (MA) and has worked for English Touring Opera, Turtle Key Arts, Streetwise Opera, Norwich High School, Jubilee Opera, The Voice Studio, Morley Opera School and created the position of Projects Leader for W11 Opera.

NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL

Opera Performance Workshop - 2019

Mini HMS Pinafore - 2020

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W11 OPERA:

From 2015 to 2018 Susan was the Projects Leader for W11 Opera.

W11 OPERA

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ENGLISH TOURING OPERA:

She has performed in several operas for young people and education & outreach projects including:

Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (UK Tour) - 2019

Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2019

Milly in Silver Electra (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2017

Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (UK Tour) - 2016

Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2015

Mrs Aesop in A Sting In The Tail - 2015

Mrs Plumpster/Ferdinand in Borka (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2014

Lady Alice in Edenbridge - 2014

Ariel in Offshore - 2013

Valentina in Laika in Lambeth - 2013

Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (World Premier/UK Tour) - 2013

ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

Susan has also run several workshops for ETO including Turtle Song, a series of workshops for people living with dementia and their carers at Waddeston Manor (2017) and The Warden’s Trust (2019).

TURTLE SONG - Waddeston Manor 2017 - The Ballroom

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OPERA MINIMA:

Susan devised several workshops for Opera Minima from 2005 to 2011. Projects included school & community workshops, operatic reviews, reduced productions and fully staged works.