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Susana Gaspar

Soprano

Biography

Susana Gaspar in action.
Susana Gaspar in L'elisir d'amore © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2012

Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011–13 Seasons, her roles including Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), First Innocent (The Minotaur), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Voice from Heaven (Don Carlo) for The Royal Opera, and Mimì in Act II of La bohème for BBC Two’s ‘Maestro at the Opera’. She has also sung Fauré’s ‘Pie Jesu’ for a ballet gala in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Gaspar studied piano and voice at the Lisbon Music Conservatory and went on to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, supported by the Royal Opera House. She has appeared in concert and recital throughout Europe and in Malaysia and Mexico.

Operatic engagements elsewhere include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and Vi (Gershwin’s Blue Monday) for Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon and Mimì (La bohème) for British Youth Opera. Competition prizes include the Basil A. Turner Prize (British Youth Opera) and first prize (Lieder), Portuguese Song Prize and Algarve Musical Award in the Rotary Club Singing Competition.

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