A PERSONAL TAKE
To me, life informs my art. Throughout time, the greatest artistic geniuses held up the mirror of life to show life’s most profound truths. It is my hope that through my experiences, I get the opportunity to create, experiment and enjoy these truths with you. Just like singing is my passion, so is my family. During the pandemic, my horizons deepened further by becoming a mother. As Mahler said, “there is no music on earth that can compare to ours.”
Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as an “artist ready for the big time,” soprano Susannah Biller was a member of the prestigious Adler Fellowship Program with San Francisco Opera. While in San Francisco, she was seen as Frasquita in Carmen, Lolita in the world premiere of John Harbison's Heart of a Soldier, Kristina in The Makropoulos Case and Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor. Additional productions with San Francisco Opera include Der Ring des Nibelungen, Serse and Werther.
The 2020-2021 season’s engagements included Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra as well as cancelled or postponed performances as the Mother in Woman with Eyes Closed with Opera Philadelphia, Amalia in She Loves Me with Madison Opera, Violetta in La Traviata with the Chattanooga Symphony, and Micaela in Carmen with Opera Colorado. This season and beyond sees her as Amalia in She Loves Me with Madison Opera, Micaela in Carmen with Opera Colorado, and making her debut with Opera Philadelphia.
Biller’s 2019-2020 season included the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Florentine Opera as well as cancelled performances of Dona nobis pacem with the Chattanooga Symphony and Carmina burana with the Memphis Symphony. Engagements for 2018-2019 included the revival of her Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight in her Wexford Festival debut as well as the title role in Madame White Snake on tour with Beth Morrison Projects for the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Musetta in La bohème with Austin Opera, and a return to Opera Theatre of St. Louis as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro.