MORE ABOUT ME
Equally at home on the concert or opera stage Susanna’s flexible and bright toned lyric coloratura voice
has received considerable praise.
...Andersson proved an intrepid, seemingly fearless soprano, as beautiful of voice as precise of pitch…
...Susanna Andersson was outstanding, with clear shining tone and immaculate accuracy…
Sandra Bowdler/Opera Britannia
Susanna made her professional debut as Zerlina/Don Giovanni at Grange Park Opera and soon after her German debut as Adina/L'elisir d'amore at Nürnberg Opera. Thereafter she has sung roles as Oscar, Musetta, Queen of the Night, Violetta, Gilda, Susanna, Lisette, Pamina, Zerbinetta, Gretel, Venus and Gepopo in numerous European opera houses as well as in Argentina (Teatro Colon) and Australia (Adelaide Festival).
Born in the Swedish city Östersund Susanna began her musical education at Ljungskile Folkhögskola before graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from both the BMus and the Opera course.
Whilst studying at the Guildhall Susanna won the prestigious Gold medal as well as the coveted Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Susanna was one of the artists selected for the Rising Stars world tour concert series season 2006/2007 together with pianist Eugene Asti and has been a soloist at the Nobel Prize Award ceremony as well as at the Polar Prize Award.
As a sought after contemporary music singer Susanna often perform works by George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, Luigi Nono, Wolfgang Rihm, Albert Schnelzer, Henri Dutilleux and György Ligeti and has appeared in festivals all over the world. She has had several works written especially for her and has for example performed ‘Gaudete’ by Stuart MacRae at the BBC Proms.
...Andersson was enchanting in her coloratura passages and always singing with the clarity of a true new music specialist. BCMG sounded excellent under the direction of Benjamin himself…
…Susanna Andersson, the soprano soloist in Shir Hashirim, sang as though the work
had been composed for her…
Guy Dammann/The Times
...Susanna Andersson handled the dazzling vocal and physical gymnastics of both Venus and Gepopo with indecent ease - the performance of the night…
In her career on the concert platform Susanna has appeared with Orchestras such as the Copenhagen and Swedish Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Malmö, Helsingfors and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras, Stockholm Sinfonietta, Nordic, English and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Queensland, Odense, Aalborg, Porto, BBC Scottish and BBC Symphony Orchestras. She has worked with conductors such as
Christopher Hogwood, Lawrence Foster, Roy Goodman, Tecwyn Evans, Ira Levin, Andrew Manze,
Edward Gardner, Baldur Brönnimann, George Benjamin, Alberto Hold-Garrido, John Storgårds,
Sian Edwards, Fawsi Haimor, Leo Hussain and Hans Graf.
…Violetta is Susanna Andersson, a singer who manages to spellbind me during the whole performance with her presence. She is one with the role, a superb singer and I find myself throughout the show loving Violetta without any restraints. What else, when someone like me who never cries, leave the room with tears falling down my face after the curtain has fallen?…
Sara Abdollahi, Kultwatch.se
One passion of Susanna’s is making chamber music, where she loves music-making in the smaller scale and the chance to be closer to both the audience as well as the musicians.