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Susanna Phillips

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Susanna Phillips

Biography

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. The 2015-16 season will see Phillips return to the Metropolitan Opera for an eighth consecutive season starring as Roselinda in the Jeremy Sams production of Die Fledermaus conducted for the first time by music director James Levine, as well as a return of her acclaimed Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème. Phillips will also return to the stage of Lyric Opera of Chicago as Juliet in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume. A return to Boston Lyric Opera will mark Phillips’s debut in the role of Hanna in a new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow.

2015-16 orchestra engagements include a return to the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony, and Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Phillips will also return to the St Louis Symphony Orchestra for Vivier’s Lonely Child and Mahler Symphony No. 4 with David Robertson, as well as the Oratorio Society of New York for Filas’ Requiem with music director Kent Tritle.