A Britten-Pears Young Artist, Suzanne Fischer won the Förderpreis at Das Lied in 2015, the Pavarotti Prize at the 65th Viotti Competition, Italy, and represented Oxford Lieder Festival throughout 16/17 giving recitals for their Young Artist Platform. Other season highlights included Berta Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Cuvilliés Theater in Munich and Elsie Suddaby in Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Suzanne also sang Schumann’s Mignon settings with baritone Bo Skovhus and pianist Matti Hirvonen at the Oxford Lieder Festival.
In 2018 Suzanne will debut as Najade in Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos for Longborough Festival Opera and this autumn is first soprano soloist in the narrating semi-chorus for Glyndebourne on Tour in Brett Dean Hamlet. Other plans include Handel Neun Deutsche Arien in recital and Orff Carmina Burana at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Suzanne created the role of Katja in ‘O.H.I.O’/Neue Szenen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and sang Konstanze/Die Entführung for them in the Deutsche Oper Werkstatt. Further roles include Ginevra/Ariodante for Tristan & Associates, Countess/Le Nozze di Figaro for Britten-Pears, and Gilda/Rigoletto at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
Suzanne is a keen recitalist with pianists Jonathan Ware and Panaretos Kyriatzidis, and has given recitals at the Barenboim Excellence Concerts, Oxford Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, St. John’s, Smith Square, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Festspiele Ruedlinger in Switzerland, Bieberstein Castle in Saxony, and the Midsummer Festival and Mendelssohn Remise in Berlin.
Suzanne has a BMus (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and Università degli Studi di Milano, and completed her MMus in Voice at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. Suzanne speaks fluent Italian and German, is an avid reader of science fiction, and greatly enjoys walking up large hills.