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Susanne Holmes

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British, Canadian

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German, French

Opera

Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Reading Symphony Orchestra
2015
Suzuki
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Co-opera Co
2013
Enrichetta di Francia
I Puritani (Bellini)
Grange Park Opera
2013
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Opera Studio Oxford
2012
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Co-opera Co
2012
Hamor
Jephtha (Handel)
Buxton Opera Festival
2012
Anna
Intermezzo (Strauss, R)
Buxton Opera Festival
2012
Papagena, 2nd lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Co-opera Co
2012
Mercedes
Carmen (Bizet)
Co-opera Co
2011
Papagena, Second Lady
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Co-opera Co
2011
Mignon
Mignon (Thomas)
Buxton Opera Festival
2011

Operetta/G&S

Iolanthe
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Tarantara
2017
Cousin Hebe
HMS Pinafore (Sullivan)
Tarantara
2016
Pitti-Sing
The Mikado (Sullivan)
Co-opera Co
2013

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Canadian mezzo-soprano Susanne Holmes studied at the Royal College of Music, London, England and went on to train at the Vlaamse Opera Studio, Belgium and was the recipient of the 2006 Donna Steinacher award.

Recent opera performances include Hansel, Hansel and Gretel for Co-opera Co. and Opera Studio Oxford; Anna, Intermezzo for the Buxton Festival; Papagena, Second Lady and Second Boy in The Magic Flute for Co-opera Co., UK; Mercedes, Carmen for Co-opera Co.; Celia in Haydn's La Fedeltà Premiata for Opera in Concert, Toronto; The House of the Sleeping Beauties (Defoort), La Monnaie, Brussels; Dido, Dido and Aeneas with Opera Erratica, Toronto; Der Trommler, Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann), Nympha , L'Euridice (Caccini) and Baba the Turk, The Rake’s Progress. Susanne has also covered the title role in Mignon (Thomas), Hamor, Jephtha and Bostana, The Barber of Baghdad (Cornelius) for the Buxton Festival. Recent Oratorio and concert performances include Piacere in Handel's Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno for Toronto's Handelfest 2011, Micah in Handel's Samson, the UK premiere of Steve Reich's Know what is above you, Beethoven's Mass in C, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Haydn's Harmoniemesse (both for Buxton Festival Opera); Bach’s St. Johannes Passion, Mass in b minor, and Weihnacht-Oratorium; Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus; and Mahler’s Symphony IV.

As a recitalist Susanne has collaborated with pianists including Graham Johnson, David Owen Norris, and Robert Kortgaard and recently performed in recitals celebrating the works of Samuel Barber and Robert Schumann for the Buxton Festival. Ms. Holmes has also collaborated with conductors Stephen Higgins, Stephen Barlow, Patrick Davin, Peter Schreier, Bob Chilcott, John Wilson, and Andrew Greenwood.

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