Marcellina in Figaros Bryllup, Kilden Theatre, Norway/Pop Up Opera
Marcellina in Figaros Bryllup, Kilden Theatre, Norway/Pop Up Opera

Susan began her vocal tuition in Bristol with and moved to London to study at Trinity College of Music to post-graduate level.

She worked extensively with Opera Minima as a performer, workshop leader and director for over ten years while she retrained as a contralto with renowned singing teacher Susan McCulloch.

In 2009 Susan was cast as Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore) with Opera della Luna and Marcellina (Le Nozze Di Figaro) with Longborough Festival Opera receiving excellent reviews for both productions and kick-starting her career as a performer.

Susan continued developing her Gilbert & Sullivan roles with Charles Court Opera playing first Cousin Hebe and then Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), as well as Pitti-Sing and then Katisha (The Mikado) in the following season.

She began her long association with English Touring Opera in 2011 covering the role of Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin). She has performed several roles in new operas by Russell Hepplewhite & Tim Yealland including creating the roles of Valentina (Laika the Spacedog), Mrs Plumpster (Borka) & Milly (Silver Electra). On the main stage she has performed Third Lady (The Magic Flute) & Lady Jane (Patience).

Recent roles include: Mistress Quickly for Opera Bohemia (Scottish Tour), Mrs. Herring for Halifax Opera Festival (Nova Scotia, Canada), Mrs, Caution for The Arnold Festival, and Marcellina (Le Nozze Di Figaro) at Kilden Theatre, Norway for Pop Up Opera.

RECORDINGS:

Mrs Herring - ALBERT HERRING

Broadway Baby - FOLLIES

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ROLES:

Lady Jane - Patience - Grims Dyke Opera - 2019

Old Woman/Headteacher - Waxwings - ETO - 2019 (Luxembourg)

Mrs. Caution - The Dancing Master - The Arnold Festival - 2018

Mistress Quickly - Falstaff - Opera Bohemia - 2018

Mrs Herring - Albert Herring - Halifax Opera Festival, Nova Scotia, Canada - 2017

Milly - Silver Electra - World Premier - ETO Spring Tour - 2017

Lady Jane - Patience - ETO Spring Tour - 2017

Marcellina - Le Nozze di Figaro - Pop Up Opera/Kilden Theatre - 2016

Valentina - Laika the Spacedog - ETO - 2016

Mrs. Aesop - A Sting in the Tail - World Premier - ETO - 2015

Old Woman/Headteacher - Waxwings - ETO - 2015 (Luxembourg)

Popova - The Bear - Opera Minima - 2014

Ericlea - The Return Of Ulysses - Early Opera Company/Iford Arts - 2014

Lady Alice - Edenbridge - World Premier - ETO - 2014

3rd Lady - The Magic Flute - ETO - 2014

Mrs. Plumpster/Ferdinand - Borka - World Premier - ETO - 2014

Beetle - Paul Bunyan (OLIVIER AWARD) - ETO - 2014

Ariel - Offshore - World Premier - ETO 2013

Valentina - Laika in Lambeth - World Premier - ETO 2013

Valentina - Laika the Spacedog - World Premier - ETO - 2013

Suzuki - Madam Butterfly - Opera Brava - 2013

Filipyevna (cover) - Eugene Onegin - ETO - 2012

Suzuki - Madam Butterfly - Opera Brava - 2012

Mrs. Herring (cover) - Albert Herring - ETO - 2012

Katisha - Mikado - Charles Court Opera - 2012

Widow Browe - Peter the Great - Opera South - 2011

Mrs. Partlet - The Sorcerer - Opera della Luna - 2011

Florence Pike - Albert Herring - Surrey Opera - 2011

Pitti-Sing - Mikado - Charles Court Opera - 2011

Buttercup - HMS Pinafore - Charles Court Opera - 2011

Lady Sangazure - The Sorcerer - NOMADS - 2011

Cousin Hebe - HMS Pinafore - Charles Court Opera - 2010

Mrs. Partlet - The Sorcerer - Opera della Luna - 2010

Buttercup - HMS Pinafore - Opera della Luna - 2009

Marcellina - Le Nozze di Figaro - Longborough Festival Opera - 2009

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RECITAL SERIES: *Script by Susan Moore

Handel at Hampton Court - with Robin Walker (harpsichord) - 2017

Something Childish... - with pianist & composer Russell Hepplewhite - 2015

What is Life?* - with pianist Nicholas Bosworth - 2012, 2013 & 2015

Songs of Nature - with pianist Nicholas Bosworth - 2007

A Woman's Life & Love - with pianist John Flinders - 2005

A Charm of Lullabies - with pianist John Flinders - 2004