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Susanna Phillps

Soprano Susanna Phillips’s recent engagements include her sixth consecutive season with the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Musetta in La bohème. Orchestral highlights include the role of Ellen Orford in a concert performance of Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall and Fauré’s Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony under Charles Dutoit and the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She performed Schubert Lieder with bass-baritone Eric Owens at Symphony Center in Chicago, and joined Paul Neubauer and Anne-Marie McDermott for a chamber tour culminating at Boston’s Gardner Museum. She last performed with Music of the Baroque in October 2012.

On the opera stage, highlights include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute, and Musetta in La bohème (both in New York and on tour in Japan) with Metropolitan Opera; the role of Stella opposite Renée Fleming in a staged concert version of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Lyric Opera of Chicago and at Carnegie Hall; and the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera. She sang the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore and the female leads in Roméo et Juliette and Die Fledermaus with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera and Fort Worth Opera Festival, Donna Elvira with Santa Fe Opera, and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Santa Fe Opera and Dallas Opera. Orchestral collaborations include appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival, New York Pops, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Fe Symphony.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Huntsville, Susanna Phillips remains closely connected to her community. She returns frequently to her native state for recitals and orchestral appearances, and over 400 people traveled from Huntsville to New York City in 2008 for her Metropolitan Opera. In 2010, she co-founded Twickenham Fest in Huntsville, Alabama’s only annual summer chamber music festival.

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