Suzanne Fischer read Music at the University of Edinburgh, spending her third year studying musicology at the Università degli Studi di Milano and completed her MMus in Voice at the Hanns Eisler Conservatoire, Berlin, under the guidance of KS Prof. Thomas Quasthoff and Wolfram Rieger.
A Britten Pears Young Artist, Suzanne won first prize at the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2016 and sang Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. Later that year she also made her debut as Berta in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Münchener Kammeroper at Schloß Nymphenburg and Cuvillies-Theater.
For Glyndebourne on Tour in 2017 she was the soprano soloist in the semi-Chor of Brett Dean’s Hamlet and sang her first Queen of the Night at the Elborg Hall in Reykjavik, broadcast live on national television, whilst performing Lady Sapphir in Patience for English Touring Opera throughout the UK.
For Glyndebourne on Tour in 2018 Suzanne covered La Fée (including one performance) and sang the role of Premier Esprit in Massenet’s Cendrillon directed by Fiona Shaw, conducted by Duncan Ward. She also debuted for Longborough Festival Opera that summer as Najade in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Anthony Negus, directed by Alan Privett.
A keen recitalist, Suzanne works extensively with pianists Jonathan Ware and Zeynep Özsuca, giving recitals at Liedfestspiele Rüedlinger, Switzerland, Schloß Bieberstein in Saxony, Midsummer Festival, Berlin, Oxford Lieder Festival, St. John’s Smith Square, Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham and the London Song Festival amongst others.
After singing her first Messiah in 2012, as part of the St Magnus Festival with Martyn Brabbins conducting, Suzanne is in demand across the UK and Germany across a range of oratorio repertoire, with recent engagements including: Messiah Kammerorchester der Komischen Oper, Berlin; Carmina Burana Usher Hall, Edinburgh; Ein deutsches Requiem Oxford Lieder Festival; Serenade to Music Glyndebourne Opera; Elijah Film Orchester, Berlin.
Suzanne would also like to express her immense gratitude to her donors, the Countess of Munster, Help Musicians UK – Postgraduate Award and Career Development Bursary, the Hamburgische Brücke, Bucher Fraser Scholarship and Doris Hunter Academic Bursary.
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