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Suzanna Perry

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Donna Elvira
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Felici Opera
2018
Countess Almaviva
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Felici Opera
2017
Ludmilla
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
Almaviva Opera
1998
1st Witch, Spirit
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Amersham Festival /Iain Ledingham
1997
Mercedes
Carmen (Bizet)
Crouch End Festival Chorus/David Temple
1997
Virgin Mary
Jean d'Arc Au Bucher (Joan of Arc at the Stake) (Honneger)
Crouch End Festival Chorus/David Temple
1997
Belinda
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Palau de la Musica, on tour Catalonia/Nigel Rogers
1995
Second Witch
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Purcell Room/John Toll
1993
Galatea
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Ivor Evans Singers
1993

Operetta/G&S

The Plaintiff
Trial by Jury (Sullivan)
Ivor Evans Singers
1995
Iolanthe
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Grays G&S
1991

Art Song

1st Soprano Soloist
What 'tis to Love (Sopr & String Orchestra) (Cecilia McDowell)
Abbaye Ensemble
2001
1st Soprano Soloist
Les Nuits d'Ete (Berlioz)
Wyndham Ensemble/Alice Farnham
1996
1st Soprano Soloist
The Rocking Horse Winner (Andrew McBirnie)
Nottingham University
1996
1st Soprano Soloist
That Note You Hold (Sopr & String Septet) (Andrew McBirnie)
Wraysbury Festival
1995
1st Soprano Soloist
Two songs of Gerald Manley Hopkins (Guitar & Sopr) (Reginald Smith Brindle)
Croydon Clock Tower/Greenhouse Ensemble
1995

Oratorio/Concerts

1st Soprano Soloist
Petite Messe Solenelle (Rossini)
Cantate Choir/Robin Walker
2011
1st Soprano Soloist
Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
Horsley Choral Society/Robin Walker
2005
1st Soprano Soloist
Millenium Mass (Ansdell-Evans)
South London Singers
2001
1st Soprano Soloist
The Spirit of England (Elgar)
Cranleigh School/Richard Mayo
1999
1st Soprano Soloist
Creation (Haydn)
Lewisham Ch. Soc/StefanReid/Blackheath Conc. Hall
1998
1st Soprano Soloist
Solomon (Handel)
Singers of London/Julian Allwood
1998
1st Soprano Soloist
Requiem (Rutter)
London Choral Society/Ronald Corp
1996
1st Soprano Soloist
Hierusalem (Dyson)
London Choral Society/Ronald Corp
1996
1st Soprano Soloist
Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart)
London Choral Society/Ronald Corp
1996

Other

Speaker
Facade (Walton)
Wraysbury Festival/Rumon Gamba
1998
Speaker
Facade (Walton)
Alice Farnham/ChristchurchChelsea
1997
Speaker
Facade (Walton)
Wyndham Ensemble/Alice Farnham
1995

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Suzanna Perry and Richard Perry Traviata Duet Excerpt

Suzanna Perry as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) 2018

Competitions

Hilda Anderson Dean Prize for Historical Performance (Commended) (1996)

Michael Head Prize for 20th Century Song (Very Highly Commended) (1996)

Helen Eames Prize for Early Music (Highly Commended) (1994)

Diploma of Advanced Performance Studies (Voice)
Royal Academy of Music, London
1993–1996
Postgraduate Diploma in Ecotoxicology and Pollution Monitoring
University of Bedfordshire
1990
Biological Science
Kings College, London University
1983–1986

Suzanna studies singing with Cathy Pope. Previously, she studied with Janice Chapman and at the Royal Academy of Music, with Valerie Masterson and Kenneth Bowen.

Operatic roles include Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on tour with Felici Opera (2018) with a performance at Hatfield House. Countess Almaviva (Rosina) in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro on tour with Felici Opera (2017). Ludmilla in Smetena’s Bartered Bride (Almaviva Opera) and Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, on tour in Catalonia, Spain, directed by Nigel Rogers.

Oratorio repertoire includes Dyson Hierusalem, Mozart Exsultate Jubilate and Rutter Requiem, (London Choral Society/Ronald Corp). In Honneger’s dramatic oratorio, ‘Joan of Arc at the Stake’, she sang the Virgin Mary (Crouch End Festival Chorus/David Temple).

Suzanna gives regular recitals for the ‘Friends Music’ Series in Welwyn Garden City. She sings with the Ensemble of St Luke’s Quartet in Merseyside, and with Occasional Strings in London and Hertfordshire.

She has sung in masterclasses for Nicolai Gedda, Robert Tear, Jill Gomez, Valerie Masterson, Nigel Rogers and Denis Stevens and has been the featured artist with the North London Philharmonia.

Suzanna balances her opera, oratorio, and recital career with singing teaching, in Hertfordshire, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.






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