Susie Self
mezzo soprano ~ composer
repertoire
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opera

AdamsNixon in China · Third SecretaryGreek National Opera, 2007
BelliniLa Sonnambula · TeresaVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2008
BergLulu · Gymnasiast/Garderobiere/GroomVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 1997/98
BoïtoMefistofele · Martha/PantalisVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2001
BrittenThe Beggars' Opera · Mrs. Peachum/Mrs. TrapesOpéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, 1999
BrittenThe Turn of the Screw · Mrs. GroseSalzburger Landestheater, Salzburg, 2005
BrittenPeter Grimes · AuntieOpéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, 1998
BrittenPeter Grimes · Mrs. Sedley(cover) Opera North, Leeds, 2007/08
BrittenPhaedra · PhaedraPresteigne Festival, Wales, 2004
ConstantSade-Thérèse · ThérèseBerliner Kammeroper, Berlin, 1995
CoplandThe Tender Land · Ma MossLyon Opera, 2010
DvořákRusalka · Ježibaba(cover) Glyndbourne Opera, 2009
HoneggerJeanne d'Arc au Bûcher · CatherineVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2004
HumperdinckHansel and Gretel · The Witch/Mother(studied)
KorngoldDie Tote Stadt · Brigitta(cover) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2009
LigetiLe Grande Macabre · Mescalina(studied)
MassenetCendrillon · Madame de la HaltièreOpéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, 2003
MenottiThe Medium · Baba (Mme. Flora)Muziektheatre Transparant, Belgium/Holland, 1996/97
MozartDie Zauberflöte · Third LadyVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2000
MozartCosí fan Tutte · DespinaPimlico Opera, UK tour, 1996
NielsenMaskarade · Magdelone(cover) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2006
PrevinA Streetcar Named Desire · Eunice HubbelOpéra du Rhin, Strasbourg, 2001
PurcellDido and Aeneas · The SorceressBritish Council Syrian Tour, 1994
Saint-SaënsSamson et Delilah · Delilah(studied)
ShostakovitchLady Macbeth of Mtsensk · Aksinya(cover) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 2007
StraussArabella · KartenaufschlägerinVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2004
StraussElektra · Klytemnestra(studied)
StravinskyOedipus Rex · JocastaDartington Summer Music, 1993
StravinskyThe Rake's Progress · Baba the TurkOpera Factory - South Bank Centre, London & Lisbon Opera House, 1994
SullivanThe Mikado · KatishaD'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Savoy Theatre, 2002
VerdiOtello · EmiliaVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 2001
VerdiFalstaff · Mistress QuicklySalzburger Landestheater, Salzburg, 2005
VerdiUn Ballo in Maschera · UlricaCastleward Opera, N. Ireland, 2007
VerdiIl Trovatore · AzucenaEuropean Chamber Opera, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 1992
WagnerThe Ring · Waltraute(studied)
WagnerThe Ring · Erda(studied)
WagnerThe Ring · Fricka(studied)
WagnerDer Fliegende Holländer · MaryVlaamse Opera, Antwerp/Gent, 1999
WeillHappy End · LilianMuziektheatre Transparant, Belgium/Holland, 1996/97


Susie in Fliegende Holländer with Nina Stemme
concert

Bach, C.P.E.MagnificatKingston
Bach, J.S.MagnificatSevilla Opera House
Bach, J.S.St. Matthew PassionGuildford Cathedral
Bach, J.S.St. John PassionSussex
Bach, J.S.B Minor MassLeicester
DurufléRequiemSherbourne
DvořákStabat MaterDartington Summer Music
ElgarThe Music MakersDartington Summer Music; Bushey Choral Society
ElgarThe Dream of GerontiusChigwell Choral Society
GlassPeace SymphonyRuhr Festival; Festival of Flanders, Ghent
HandelMessiahLeicester; Warwick; Sheffield; Nottingham
HaydnTheresienmesseDartington Summer Music
MahlerThird SymphonyThe Sheldonian, Oxford
RossiniPetite Messe SolennelleWarwick
RossiniStabat MaterWatford Philharmonic
SchönbergDas Buch der Hängenden GärtenSienna
TippettA Child of Our TimeHertford Choral Society
VerdiRequiemSt. Albans Cathedral; Basingstoke; Brussels; Gloucester; Bushey
VivaldiGloriaGloucester
contemporary


As a singer and composer Susannah has always taken a keen interest in contemporary music. At the Royal College of Music she studied composition with Stephen Dodgson, Alan Ridout and Edwin Roxburgh. She worked with John Cage, Murray Schaeffer and Gilles Tremblay at the Banff Centre in Canada, performing their works. She sang Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten (by Schönberg) in Sienna. A Music Theater Recital of these songs is available which includes a dialogue between Kandinsky and Schönberg concerning music and art, as well as live painting.

In London she has sung in music theatre premieres by Xenakis (The Bacchae, Opera Factory), Andrew Poppy (Salomé’s Revenge) and Michael Christie (The Standard Bearer, Royal Opera House Garden Venture). For her own company Selfmade Music she commissioned (and sang the leading roles in) works by Priti Paintal (Camille Claudel), Avril Anderson (Beware Lest the Bird), David Bedford (Sylvia Pankhurst), Peter Wiegold (Pope Joan) and Michael Christie (Medea).

In 1997 she took the lead role in Marius Constant’s new opera Sade-Thérèse for the Berliner Kammeroper and also sang in the premiere of Amendola’s The Mountain Giants at Batignano. She has worked with Peter Rundel of Ensemble Modern on Ligeti’s Aventures in Brussels. She made her debut at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp singing three roles in Berg’s Lulu, and she sang in Philip Glass’ new Peace Symphony in Ghent and at the Ruhr Festival.

She sang La Padrona in Claude Lenners' new opera Der Turm in Luxemburg in October 2011.