Suzanne and Panaretos Kyriatzidis are delighted to have won the Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform 2016 and have given many recitals in the last months at venues including The Holywell Music Room, St John’s Smith Square, London Song Festival, The University of Edinburgh and Aberystwyth and Boston, Lincolnshire. Their final recital was at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham in May.
Suzanne is excited to have been invited back to Britten Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh. This time for Strauss songs and Arias with Angelika Kirschlager and Malcolm Matineau 3rd-9th September 2017.
On the 20th of October Suzanne will perform scenes as Violetta/LA TRAVIATA in concert with the Preußisches Kammerorchester under the baton of James Lowe.
Returning to Oxford Lieder Festival in October, Suzanne will sing the soprano solo of Brahms’ ‘EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM‘ at SJE’s on the last day of the festival.
Suzanne will debut at Longborough Festival Opera in Summer 2018. More details to come.
Suzanne has just finished touring the UK singing the role of Lady Sapphir in PATIENCE for English Touring Opera in Spring 2017. Tour dates began at the Hackney Empire in London on the 8th and 10th of March and continued throughout the UK until the 3rd of June. Click HERE for a full list of dates and venues.
Particular mention must go to Suzanne Fischer who played Saphir. Fischer perfectly captures the spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan. Her energy and presence are captivating and she creates a lively depiction of Saphir.
Marina Sparks, The Reviews Hub
On the 16th March and 12th February Suzanne sang with the London Firebird Orchestra at St. George’s Hanover Square in London and SJE’s in Oxford. Repertoire included Countess, Fiordiligi and Handel Arias and a world premiere by Lance Mok. The orchestra was led by young British conductor George Henry Jackson in Oxford and Nicholas Nebout in London.
In January 2017 Suzanne spent time in New York for an intensive week working with Gerald Martin Moore, Edith Wiens and Bryan Wagorn – kindly supported by Help Musicians UK.
Dazu das prächtige Bühnentier Suzanne Fischer (with the splendid stage-animal Suzanne Fischer)
Egbert Tholl, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Suzanne just completed a run of shows singing the role of Berta in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for revivals in December 2016 and January at the Cuvielles-Theatre in Munich, directed by Tristan Braun conducted by Nabil Shehata.
Suzanne Fischer als kraftvoll angereicherter Sopran (Suzanne Fischer sings with a powerful and rich soprano)
So bleibt ein intensiv-bunter, amüsanter Abend mit begeisternd guten, jungen Stimmen und echten Sänger-Schauspielern. (A colourful, amusing evening with excitingly good young voices and real singing-actors.)
Adrian Prechtl, Abendzeitung München
Suzanne Fischer erquickt als emanzipierte Haushälterin Berta mit silbrigem Sopran und darf sogar mit zwei Arien punkten. (Suzanne Fischer is refreshing as empowered housekeeper Berta with silvery soprano and is even allowed to score with two arias.)
Gabrielle Luster, Münchener Merkur
Suzanne joined baritone Bo Skhovus and pianist Matti Hirvonen in their evening recital during Oxford Lieder Festival on the 23rd of October with Schumann’s Mignon and Philine Lieder from Op. 98a.
Skovhus rose to the challenge of the Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister. For this he was joined by the soprano Suzanne Fischer, the winner of a Young Artist Platform award and already a mature and thoughtful performer.
Rebecca Franks, The Times
Suzanne was part for Glyndebourne’s 2016 chorus, performing in DIE MEISTERSINGER and THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN. On the 23rd of April Suzanne sang the solo of Elsie Suddaby in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ SERENADE TO MUSIC, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Shakespeare400 Anniversary Gala Concert.
Suzanne and Zeynep Özsuca performed Param Vir’s song cycle ABLAZE! on the 30th of June in a celebration of his composing. Pall Mall, London, SW1
Suzanne performed the entire Wolf ITALIENISCHES LIEDERBUCH with Alexander Fleischer and four baritone and tenor soloists, and moderation from Thomas Quasthoff on the 14th and 20th of January. On the 7th of January she and cellist Wolf Hassinger gave a reprise of the fabulous song cycle ‘Wheeling Past the Stars‘ by British/Indian composer Param Vir, written for lyric-coloratura soprano and cello alone.
Suzanne was awarded fourth place in the ARD International Music Competition singing with the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra. CLICK HERE for links to watch the videos of Suzanne’s performances. *****
This Summer 2015 Suzanne was performing at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the Chorus of DIE ENTFÜHRUNG and returned to the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, singing for both the Baroque Course with Andreas Scholl and French Course with Natalie Dessay, Laurent Naouri and Roger Vignoles in June and July.
On the 24th April, Suzanne was a Finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2015 at the Wigmore Hall in London.
[Suzanne Fischer] began her programme with Constanze’s ‘Ach, ich liebte’ from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, in which a variety of vocal colours persuasively conveyed emotion, while Schubert’s ‘Suleika II’ saw both Fischer and her accompanist Nicholas Fletcher scale the virtuosic challenges impressively, demonstrating clarity of line and considerable dexterity respectively. Fischer was a suave and confident Musetta in ‘Quando m’en vo soletta’ from La bohème, her waltzing phrases blending coquettish charm and tenderness.
Review from Opera Today
In April 2015 Suzanne created the role of Katja in OBST HAINE IM OKTOBER in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.
On Sunday 22nd February Suzanne won the Förderpreis for most promising young artist in the Das Lied: international song competition in Berlin, Germany.
On January 17th 2015 Suzanne sang arias as Juliette/ROMEO ET JULIETTE and Lauretta/GIANNI SCHICCHI with with conductor Sebastian Weigle (GMD Frankfurt Oper) in the Neujahrskonzert with the Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg.
On Saturday 25th October 2014, Suzanne was awarded the Pavarotti Award for young artists at the 65th Viotti International Competition in Vercelli, Italy.
In October 2014 Suzanne sang Ginevra in ARIODANTE for Tristan & Associates, continuing her collaboration with director Tristan Braun.
As a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2014 Suzanne sang the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO working with Ann Murray and Claudio Desderi and Mozart concert aria ‘Vado ma dove’ with Christian Zacharias conducting the Britten Pears Orchestra in Easter 2014. She also performed Lieder from Wolf’s ITALIENISCHES LIEDERBUCH and Mörike Lieder in masterclasses with Imogen Cooper and Wolfgang Holzmair.
In June 2014 Suzanne sang as a Guest Artist for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, performing scenes of Konstanze/DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL in the Werkstatt. She reprised the role in July at the Hanns Eisler, where she is also sang scenes of Bellezza in Handel’s IL TRIONFO.
For the Midsummer Festival 2014 in the Marstall she and Lied Partner Jonathan Ware performed Britten’s LES ILLUMINATIONS.