Soprano Susanna Phillips’s recent engagements include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and in the role of Musetta in La bohème. Orchestral highlights include the role of Ellen Orford in a concert performance of Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall and Fauré’s Requiem with both the San Francisco Symphony with Charles Dutoit and the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other performances included Schubert Lieder in recital with bass-baritone Eric Owens at Symphony Center, and a chamber tour culminating at Boston’s Gardner Museum with Paul Neubauer and Anne-Marie McDermott. She last appeared with Music of the Baroque in October 2012.
Highlights of Susanna Phillips’s previous seasons include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Pamina in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute with the Metropolitan Opera. Additional career highlights include the role of Stella in a staged concert version of Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite Renée Fleming with both Lyric Opera of Chicago and at Carnegie Hall, and the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Minnesota Opera. Other roles include Adina in L’elisir d’amore and the female leads in Roméo et Juliette and Die Fledermaus with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Orfeo ed Euridice with Minnesota Opera, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Boston Lyric Opera and Fort Worth Opera Festival, Donna Elvira with Santa Fe Opera, and Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with both Santa Fe Opera and Dallas Opera. Orchestral collaborations include appearances with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival, New York Pops, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Fe Symphony.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and raised in Huntsville, Susanna Phillips sang Strauss’sVier Letzte Liederand gave her first concert performances in the title role o fLucia di Lammermoorwith the Huntsville Symphony. She returns frequently to her native state for recitals and orchestral appearances.