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Susanna Fairbairn

English soprano Susanna Fairbairn is increasingly in demand for operatic and solo work in diverse genres; 2017 sees multiple world premieres and her first solo CD – the music of Geoffrey Bush and Joseph Horovitz – released on Naxos this summer.

Susanna’s most recent operatic role was as Galatea Acis & Galatea for Opera Theatre Company in Ireland, which is now available to stream at

Previous roles include Countess Le nozze di Figaro for Longborough Festival Opera; Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Eleonora Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo, Juno La Calisto, Bice Pia de’ Tolomei, 1st Priestess Iphigénie en Tauride, and Soloist in a semi-staged St. John Passion for English Touring Opera; and Margery The Dragon of Wantley for the London Handel Festival. Future engagements include Donna Anna cover for Opera North.

Susanna made her Wigmore Hall début as a Park Lane Group Young Artist last year to great critical acclaim. She has given recitals across the UK, including at St. James Piccadilly and the Purcell Room. Highlights as a soloist include concerts with Laurence Cummings for London Handel Festival, Schumann with the Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Brahms Requiem in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, and Tavener’s Veil of the Temple in the composer’s presence.

Susanna studied at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile, and with Alison Wells at Trinity College of Music. Formerly, Susanna’s first study was the flute, obtaining an instrumental scholarship whilst an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford. She is now mentored by Raymond Connell.

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