Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar studied at the Lisbon Music Conservatory, the Guildhall Scool of Music and Drama (MMus) and at the National Opera Studio. She currently studies with Susan Waters.
Competition prizes include the Basil Turner prize (BYO) and first prize (Lieder), Portuguese Song prize and Algarve Musical Award in the Rotary Club Singing Competition. She was a finalist in the Richard Tauber Competition at Wigmore Hall and the GSMD Gold Medal Singing Competition.
Opera includes Serpina La serva padrone at Lisbon Conservatory, Mimì La bohème for British Youth Opera, Josephine Comedy on the Bridge (Martinu) at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Dircea/Mochila No esculto la deidad e Iphigenia en tracia (De Nebra) at Zürich Grossmünster, title role The Little Prince (Daniel Schvetz) at Teatro da Trinidade, Euridice Orfeo ed Euridice at Convento de Mafra and Papagena Die Zauberflöte at Quinta da Regaleira. She also appears regularly in concert and recital, including recitals at St Martin in the Fields, St Olave’s Church, Winchester, Cambridge, Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Centro Cultural de Belém), France, Zürich, Malaysia and Mexico.
She joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2011 and made her Royal Opera debut as Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro, followed by Ceprano’s Wife Rigoletto. In the staged production during Meet the Young Artists Week in the Linbury, she sang in Les Nuits d’été and Aurore Le Portrait de Manon.
Highlights this season include Giannetta L’elisir d’amore, First Innocent The Minotaur, Papagena Die Zauberflöte and Voice from Heaven Don Carlo.
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