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Susannah Stewart is a native of Chapel Hill, NC (Go Heels!). She recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music (MM in Vocal Performance) and before that, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BM in Vocal Performance and Political Science). 

In March of 2020, Susannah performed as the soprano starring in Dr. Marie Rolf's "Debussy Premieres" lecture concert at the J.P. Morgan Library in New York City. This performance included soprano piece "Séguidille," the U.S. premiere of cantata "Hymnis," and the world premiere of cantata "Daniel" by Debussy. Colleagues in this performance were Timothy Long, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Randall Scarlata, and Dr. Marie Rolf.

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With Eastman Opera Theatre, Susannah performed the roles of Aveline Mortimer in Kevin Puts' Elizabeth Cree and The Lady with the Cake Box in Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she performed the title role of Alcina (Händel) and Dido in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) with UNC Opera, as well as Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart) in Tuscany, Italy. Ms. Stewart won UNC’s Concerto Competition, performing with Maestro Tonu Kalam and the UNC Symphony Orchestra. Other concert performance has been with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle (COT) under the baton of Lorenzo Muti, performing Händel’s Crudel tiranno amor and other arias by Händel, as well as "Romanze" from Schubert’s Rosamunde, and the soprano solos in Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite (Carolina Theater, Durham, NC).

Her other solo oratorio credits include the soprano solos in Bach’s Magnificat, Händel’s Utrecht Te Deum and Messiah, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, and Barber’s Prayers of Kierkegaard. In 2018, she won first place for Junior/Senior college women at the national NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competition in Las Vegas, NV.

 

Susannah is also a speaker of French and Italian, and holds a special place in her heart for Italy as she has been lucky enough to travel there every summer since she was five years of age.