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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Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Friday Night Classics

Michael Seal  conductor
Susana Gaspar  soprano
Kitty Whately  mezzo soprano

Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets The Apprentice
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 - Air Hamlet
Sibelius Karelia Suite - Intermezzo This Week
Bellini Casta Diva Jean-Paul Gaultier
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King Alton Towers
Délibes Lakmé - Flower Duet British Airways
Coates The Dam Busters Carling Black Label
Rossini William Tell - Overture The Lone Ranger
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries British Gas
Bucalossi Grasshopper’s Dance Milk
Khachaturian Spartacus - Adagio The Onedin Line
Arnold English Dance No. 1 What the Papers Say
Handel Rinaldo - Lascia Ch’io Pianga Harrods
Offenbach Barcarolle Audi
Verdi The Force of Destiny - Overture Stella Artois
Sousa Liberty Bell Monty Python
Ravel Boléro Dancing on Ice

Royal Albert Hall, London

BACH Opening Chorus from Christmas Oratorio
MENDELSSOHN Overture to St. Paul
RUTTER Sans Day Carol
BERLIOZ A selection from L’enfance du Christ
including The Shepherd’s Farewell
GRUBER Silent Night

O little town of Bethlehem O come, all ye faithful
Hark! the Herald angels sing

Stephen Cleobury conductor
Susana Gaspar soprano
Ben McAteer baritone

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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