Susanna Phillips

Soprano

Susanna Phillips Photo credit: Zachary Maxwell

Alabama native soprano Susanna Phillips continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. She is a recipient of the prestigious Met Opera 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award. She’s sung at the Met Opera for 12 consecutive seasons in roles including Musetta in La bohème and most recently Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. Role highlights include Fiordigili in Così fan tutte, which the New York Times called a “breakthrough night,” and Clémence in the company’s premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de Loin. Desired by the world’s most renown orchestras, she most recently opened the Oregon Symphony’s 125th Anniversary season performing Mahler’s Second Symphony. She has appeared with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra. She is dedicated to oratorio works with credits including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and the Fauré and Mozart Requiems. Other career highlights include Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare and the title role of Agrippina with Boston Baroque, Stella in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Renée Fleming, and Birdie in Blitzstein’s Regina. Phillips co-founded Twickenham Fest, a chamber music festival in her native Huntsville, Alabama with bassoonist and Huntsville native, Matthew McDonald. She returns frequently to her native state for recitals and orchestral appearances.