Suzanne Walker

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Suzanne studied at the University of Birmingham where she graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Music, Drama and Dance. She studied singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire and with Annette Thompson in London. Her oratorio experience includes Handel’s Messiah and The Passion of Christ, Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation and Passion of Christ, Mozart’s Requiem and Exultate Jubilate, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Leighton’s Crucifixus Pro Nobis, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’ Requiem and Schubert’s Stabat Mater for the St Peter’s Singers, Peterborough Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, Ramsey, Kings Lynn and Ely Choral Societies, Blackheath Choir, and St George’s choir in St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast amongst others. Operatic roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor by Mozart, Lauretta in Bizet’s Dr Miracle, Atalanta in Xerxes and Ino in Semele by Handel, and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, for companies such as Opera Experience, Opera Da Camera, Morley Opera, Definitely Divas and Starlight Opera.

She has created the roles for a number of new contemporary operas including Heather in Lunch at the Cooked Goose and Elizabeth I in Welcome to Purgatory by Betty Roe & Marian Lines, as well as Spem and the song cycle The Year of the Green Parrots by Joe St Johanser. She recently made a recording with the London Sinfonietta of a new opera The Tempest by Joe St Johanser playing the part of Trincula. She also gives recital concerts and performs regularly with Three in a bar. When not singing Suzanne works in contemporary dance and is Director of Programming at Sadler’s Wells.

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