Susanna Phillips


Susanna Phillips Photo credit: Zachary Maxwell

Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. This season she will return to the Metropolitan Opera for a tenth consecutive season to sing her acclaimed Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème. Orchestra engagements this season include Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Oratorio Society, Elijah with the Music of the Baroque in Chicago, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Teddy Abrams’s leading the Milwaukee Symphony, Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and Poulenc’s Gloria with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. She will also give a recital at the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. Highly in demand by the world’s most prestigious orchestras, she has appeared with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Oratorio Society of New York, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Santa Fe Concert Association. In 2005 she won four of the world’s leading vocal competitions: Operalia (both First Place and the Audience Prize), the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards, and the George London Foundation Awards Competition. Ms. Phillips holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and continues collaboration with her teacher Cynthia Hoffmann.