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Susan Gritton

Susan Gritton

Winner of the 1994 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Susan Gritton studied Botany at Oxford and London Universities. Her roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden include Liù (Turandot), Micäela (Carmen), Ismene (Mitridate) and Marenka (The Bartered Bride). At the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich she has sung Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Rodelinda, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) and Romilda (Serse). At the Glyndebourne Festival she has sung Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and the title role of Theodora.

Her many roles for the English National Opera include Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Vixen. Elsewhere she has sung Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera de Montreal, Marzelline (Fidelio) in Rome and Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at La Fenice, Venice.

A respected Britten interpreter, her roles include Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at Aldeburgh, Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) for Opera Australia, Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring) at Glyndebourne and Tiny (Paul Bunyan) at Covent Garden.

Her recital appearances have included London and New York and, in concert, she appears regularly with many of the world’s great orchestras in venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozarteum, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie and at the BBC Proms with conductors such as Rattle, Colin Davis, Mackerras, Norrington, Tate and Harding. A Grammy nominated artist, she has recorded prolifically.