Susana Gaspar


Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2011 and represented Portugal in the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

She made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut as Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro, followed by Ceprano’s Wife Rigoletto; Giannetta L’elisir d’amore; First Innocent Minotaur; Papagena Die Zauberflöte and  Voice from Heaven Don Carlo. Other roles include Serpina La serva padrone, Mimì La bohème for British Youth Opera, Josephine Comedy on the Bridge, Dircea/Mochila No esculto la deidad e Iphigenia en tracia, title role The Little Prince and Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice. Recent appearances include a concert performance of Rigoletto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Noseda; recitals with Gary Matthewman; Beethoven Mass in C with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Stephen Cleobury; Franck's Les béatitudes in Lisbon and concerts in Porto under Martin André.

She has recorded Les Nuits d’été and Aurore Le Portrait de Manon for Opera Rara.

Highlights this season include a recording of Mendelssohn song with Malcolm Martineau and Mimi for Grange Park Opera.

This is for information only and should not be reproduced. Please contact Kate Baylis for a full biography and for performance details.

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Halle du Triangle, Rennes

MOZART: Ouverture d’Idoménée
GLUCK: Ouverture d’Iphigénie en Aulide

MOZART: Zefiretti Lunsinghieri, Air d’Illia dans Idoménée
MOZART: Deh Vieni non tardar, Air de Susanna dans Le nozze di Figaro
MOZART: Come Scoglio, Air de Fiordiligi dans Cosi fan tutte

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MOZART: Il mio tesoro intanto, extrait de Don Giovanni

MOZART: S’io non moro a questi accenti, Idoménée
MOZART: Fuggi, Crudele, fuggi ! , Don Giovanni

Soprano, Susana Gaspar
Ténor, Pablo Bemsch
Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne
Direction, Darrell Ang

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Friday Night Classics

Michael Seal  conductor
Susana Gaspar  soprano
Kitty Whately  mezzo soprano

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Verdi The Force of Destiny - Overture Stella Artois
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Ravel Boléro Dancing on Ice

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Die Zauberflöte

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Susana Gaspar's delightful Papagena Hilary Finch, The Times, 17th April 2013


Le Portrait de Manon/Les Nuits d’été

MASSENET: Le portrait de Manon
BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été

ZhengZhong Zhou
Hanna Hipp
Pablo Bemsch
Susana Gaspar, Aurore 
Southbank Sinfonia
Geoffrey Patterson (conductor, Le Portrait de Manon)
Volker Kraff (conductor, Les Nuits d’été)

Catalogue Number: ORC47
Opera Rara

Matinas do Natal, Rio de Janeiro 1811

Marcos PORTUGAL: Matinas do Natal, Rio de Janeiro 1811

Sopranos: Martina Fausch, Vera Ehrensperger, Susana Gaspar, Rebecca Ockenden
Alto: Elizabeth McQueen
Countertenors: Javier Robledano, Jan Thomer
Tenors: Reto Hofstetter, Frédéric Gindraux, Luiz Alves da Silva
Baritone: Marcus Nierdermayr
Bass: Grzegorz Rozycki, Denis Kovalenko

Ensemble TURICUM with historical instruments
Directors: Luiz Alves da Silva e Mathias Weibel