Susan Moore is a character contralto renowned for her diversity and energetic performance style. She studied voice at diploma and postgraduate level at Trinity College of Music and was highly commended for her French mélodie interpretation and awarded 1st place in the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Prize. She currently works privately with Susan McCulloch.
Highlights of recent seasons include Popova The Bear for Opera Minima and Third Lady The Magic Flute, Valentina Laika the Spacedog & Mrs Plumpster/Ferdinand in Borka all for English Touring Opera and a new recital programme Something childish, but very natural, with pianist & composer Russell Hepplewhite.
Other operatic engagements include: Ericlea The Return of Ulysses (The Early Opera Company / Iford Arts); Suzuki Madame Butterfly (Opera Brava); Florence Pike Albert Herring (Surrey Opera); Katisha and Pitti-Sing The Mikado as well as Little Buttercup and Cousin Hebe HMS Pinafore (all for Charles Court Opera); Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival Opera); Widow Browe Peter the Great (Opera South); Little Buttercup HMS Pinafore and Mrs Partlet The Sorcerer (Opera della Luna). Roles covered include Filipyevna (cover) Eugene Onegin and Mrs Herring (cover) Albert Herring (English Touring Opera).
Highlights of Susan’s concert performances include Ariadne Laments by John Woolrich (European premiere) and Pergolesi Stabat Mater at the Bournemouth International Festival. Most recently she was the mezzo soloist in Rossini Petite messe solenelle with Iain Ledingham at the piano and Anne Page at the harmonium. She has also given three successful recital series tours, A Woman’s Life & Love and A Charm of Lullabies with accompanist John Flinders and Songs of Nature, a recital series that accompanied the world premier tour of Martin Read’s opera, Rainforest with pianist Nicholas Bosworth. As well as being an accomplished opera, oratorio and recital singer, Susan is also an experienced musical theatre performer. Her roles include Eliza My Fair Lady Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Baker’s Wife Into the Woods (Last Word Productions) and Mrs. Lovett Sweeney Todd (as part of a masterclass with Dennis Quilley).
Susan is also committed to working with amateur singers, including developing and running several performance workshops with Opera Minima, Last Word Productions-Musical Theatre Group, Streetwise Opera, Morley Opera School, W11 Opera (as their Education & Outreach Director) and The Voice Studio. She is also a permanent member of the St. Giles-in-the-Fields vocal quartet. In the current season Susan returns to English Touring Opera for further performances of Laika the Spacedog, while expanding skills as staff director.