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Susana Gaspar

Biography

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

Soprano Susana Gaspar was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Seasons. She made her Royal Opera debut as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), followed by Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto) and Mimì in Act II of La bohème for BBC Two’s ‘Maestro at the Opera’. In 2012/13, she sang Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), First Innocent (The Minotaur), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Voice from Heaven (Don Carlo) for The Royal Opera. She has also sung Fauré’s ‘Pie Jesu’ for a ballet gala in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Born in Portugal, 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.

Her operatic roles away from the Royal Opera House 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. In 2013, Gaspar represented Portugal in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

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JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 competitors announced

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 competitors announced

20 February 2013

Jette Parker Young Artist Susana Gaspar among 20 finalists.

Young Artist Profile: Susana Gaspar on realizing her dreams

Young Artist Profile: Susana Gaspar on realizing her dreams

12 November 2012

The Portuguese soprano tells us about the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and singing in L'elisir d'amore.

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