Susanna Andersson has already established herself among the top of Sweden’s young singers. Equally at home on the concert and opera stage her flexible and bright toned lyric coloratura voice has received considerable praise.
Born in the Swedish city of Östersund her musical education began at Ljungskile College Institute before she was accepted to study on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While studying there Susanna won the prestigious Gold Medal Competition, graduated with a First Class Honours degree and went on to win the coveted Song Prize at the annual Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
In the 2006 Susanna gave recitals with pianist Eugene Asti in London, New York, Athens, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Brussels, Stockholm, Cologne and Vienna as part of the ECHO Rising Stars series. Susanna made her professional debut as Zerlina/Don Giovanni at Grange Park Opera and soon after her German debut as Adina/L’Elisir d’amore at Nürnberg Opera. Thereafter followed debuts Opera North, Covent Garden’s Lindbury Theatre and English National Opera. From 2007-2009 Susanna was on contract at Oper Leipzig where her roles included Blondchen/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Valencienne/Merry Widow, Servilia/La Clemenza di Tito, Zerbinetta/Ariadne auf Naxos, Lisette/La Rondine and Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel.
In concert Susanna has appeared with orchestras such as Swedish Royal and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Malmö and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Helsinki Philharmonic, Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester, English Chamber Orchestra as well as with the BBC Scottish and BBC Symphony Orchestras. In 2008 she made her BBC Proms debut singing the world premiere of Stuart Macrae’s Gaudete written especially for her.
Susanna was guest artist at the 2004 Nobel Prize Ceremony in, broadcast live on worldwide television, radio and internet, and at the 2008 Polar Music Prize ceremony in Stockholm, broadcast live on Swedish television. More recently Susanna has appeared as Venus and Gepopo in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre in the Fura del Baus production at English National Opera’s, the Adelaide Festival and at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. Future plans include Higglety Pigglety Pop by Oliver Knussen at the Aldeburgh Festival and at the Barbican in London, Blondchen/Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Garsington, Oscar/Un Ballo in Maschera and the Angel in Messiaen’s St Francois d’Assise at Teatro Colon, concerts with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Messiah in Brisbane with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and a recording of Raff’s Psalm 150 for Stirling Records.