SUSAN ELIZABETH BROWN

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Susan Elizabeth Brown has performed throughout Canada in such roles as Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Mimi (La Bohème), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Cunegonde (Candide), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and La Princesse/Le Feu/Le Rossignol (L’enfant et les sortilèges). She appeared as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in the Festival d’Opera de Quebec, and on tour throughout Eastern Canada; She was to perform the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor in the same festival and on tour in 2020, but the production was cancelled. 

She is an alum of the world-renowned National Arts Centre of Canada’s Young Artists Program. She has performed in concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Highlights of her work as a concert soloist include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Magnificat, Handel’s Psalm 112: Laudate Dominum for soprano, choir and orchestra, Messiah, Samson (Israelitish Woman), Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Fauré’s Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus. 

In 2021, she has been chosen as a finalist for the Opera Clermont-Auvergne International Vocal Competition, and will be featured in a Canadian documentary film of composer, Healey Willan. Susan is recognized for her “jewel-like”, “remarkably pretty instrument, pure, “spinny”, with beautiful extension and timbre that cuts through an ensemble”. (Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen). Susan has a diploma in Musical Theatre Performance from St. Lawrence College. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, she is now based in Montreal. 

 

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