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Susanna Phillps

Soprano Susanna Phillips’s recent engagements include Musetta in La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, and performances with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Santa Fe Concert Association. She makes her debut with Music of the Baroque in the October 2012 performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.

Operatic highlights include Pamina at the Metropolitan Opera and in Julie Taymor’s production of Die Zauberflöte, Euridice in Minnesota Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice with David Daniels, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boston Lyric Opera. She made her Santa Fe Opera debut as Pamina and subsequently returned in a trio of Mozart roles: Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. As a participant in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, she sang the title role in Roméo et Juliette, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Diana (opposite Susan Graham) in a new Robert Carsen production of Iphigénie en Tauride.

Susanna Phillips’s concert appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She has also sung Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Santa Fe Symphony, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Santa Barbara Symphony, and songs from Wolf’s Spanisches Liederbuch at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Other recent concert and oratorio engagements include Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, the Fauré and Mozart Requiems, and Handel’s Messiah. She has appeared in recital as part of the Dame Myra Hess concert series at the Chicago Cultural Center, at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Vocal Arts Society.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in Huntsville, she sang Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder and gave her first concert performances in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with the Huntsville Symphony, and returns frequently to her native state for recitals and orchestral appearances. More information is available at

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