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Susanna MacRae

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Emilie
Les Indes Galantes (Rameau)
Benslow Opera
2018
Adina
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Arcadian Opera
2017
Gianetta
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Arcadian Opera
2017
Galatea
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Ad Parnassum
2017
Amina
La sonnambula (Bellini)
Opera Foundry
2016
Nannetta
Falstaff (Verdi)
Morley Opera
2015
Norina
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
Opera Foundry
2016
Giulietta
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
Microscopera
2015
Virtu
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Too Many Sopranos
2015
Anna
Sir John in Love (Vaughan-Williams)
Morley Opera
2015

Operetta/G&S

Yum-Yum
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
New Sussex Opera
2016
Mabel
The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan)
ESOSOC
2016
Peep-Bo
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Brent Opera
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

1st Soprano Soloist
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
Fleet Choral Society
2017
1st Soprano Soloist
Benedicite (Vaughan-Williams)
Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
The Broadstone Choir
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
The Creation (English) (Haydn)
Uxbridge Choral Society
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
Mass In D (Dvořák)
The Broadstone Choir
2016
1st Soprano Soloist
Cantata BMV 209 (Bach)
The Camerata Chamber Orchestra
2015
1st Soprano Soloist
Exsultate, jubilate (Mozart)
Guernsey Symphony Orchestra
2014
1st Soprano Soloist
Mass in B Minor (Bach)
Uxbridge Choral Society
2014
1st Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Fauré)
Uxbridge Choral Society
2013

Discography

Britten Folk Songs
Folk Songs (Britten)
Susanna MacRae/Bridget MacRae
2015

Other

Singer and Facilitator in Education Project
Handel/Baroque Arias (Handel/Purcell)
Cambridge Handel Opera Company
2018

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Da Tempeste - Handel

Susanna MacRae Colour 1

Susanna MacRae Colour 3

Competitions

Finalist, Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Prize (2018)

Finalist, John Kerr Award for English Song 2018 (2018)

1st Place, Outstanding in Opera Class at Blackheath Music Festival (2016)

"Other outstanding performances included soprano Susanna MacRae, who played a delightfully flirtatious Manon from Massenet's "Gavotte", hitting the top notes like a songbird filled with the joys of life." - Richard Davies, Essential Surrey (2017)

"Susanna MacRae as Mabel has a thrilling voice with top notes that reminded me of "The Lark Ascending", so high and beautiful are they. A petite and pretty Mabel, who has grace, command and so much else in her slim frame, Susanna is clearly destined for a great career in music and theatre." - Jon Fox, NODA (2016)

"Susanna MacRae, who in her devotion and sweetness of voice caught perfectly the style of this much-celebrated music. One could not help feeling that Mendelssohn could have been composing with her in mind." "For the Vaughan-Williams Benedicite Miss MacRae stepped forward to deliver the contrasting solos of personal devotion with a most pleasing attention to the intimacy of the dynamic range and a tender and expressive sense which never faltered." - Mike Sproule (2016)

"Susanna's stylish interpretation of 'Deh Vieni non Tardar' from Le Nozze di Figaro was presented with poise and control and demonstrated clarity of tone, clearly articulated rhythmic precision and vivid characterisation so well suited to the Mozartian style." - Helen Grand, Guernsey Press (2016)

BMus (Hons)
Royal College of Music
2009–2013

Susanna MacRae (Soprano) graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Jeffrey Stewart (Vocal Studies) and Nigel Clayton (Piano). Currently, she continues her studies in London with Sheila Barnes and Jeremy Silver.

On the operatic stage Susanna has recently completed a successful tour of Italy and Spain performing Galatea (Acis & Galatea) with Ad Parnassum. In October she performed Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore for Arcadian Opera. Other roles include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan) at The Harlequin Theatre, Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) for Microscopera and many different G & S roles for companies in London and the South. Solo highlights include appearing as soprano soloist for numerous choral societies across south-west England, most recently including Mozart Coronation Mass (Mosaic Chamber Choir) and Mendelssohn’s ‘Hear my prayer’ (Fleet Choral Society). In addition Susanna regularly appears on the recital platform around London and the South, collaborating with Guy Murgatroyd.

Initially trained as a pianist, Susanna made her concerto debut playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with Guernsey Sinfonietta in August 2013.

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