Susana Gaspar - soprano
Future and recent engagements include: Marguerite Faust for Valladolid Opera Project, Mimì La bohème at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon), Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly for Diva Opera, Opera Gala for Dias da Música at Centro Cultural de Belém under the baton of Antonio Pirolli, Mahler 4 conducted by Bruno Borralhinho in concerts in Madrid and Galizia, a recording of Portuguese songs by Fernando Lopes-Graça with Nuno Vieira de Almeida, and soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Hastings Philharmonic.
Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in 2011/13 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, singing Barbarina Le nozze di Fìgaro, Contessa Ceprano Rigoletto, Giannetta L’elisir d’amore, First Innocent Minotaur, Papagena Die Zauberflöte, Voce dal Cielo Don Carlo and Aurore Le Portrait de Manon (Meet the Young Artists Week). She studied at the Lisbon Music Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio.
Ms. Gaspar represented Portugal in the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Her operatic roles include: : Clarice Il mondo della luna (P.Avondano) with Os Músicos do Tejo (also recorded), Manon Manon for Valladolid Opera Project, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi for Dias da Música in Lisbon, Sevadilha Guerras de Alecrim e Manjerona with Músicos do Tejo and S.A. Marionetas, Mimì La bohème at Grange Park Opera and Diva Opera on tour in the UK and France, Gilda Rigoletto at Nevill Holt Opera, Azema Semiramide with Opera Rara at the BBC Proms (also recorded) under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Violetta La Traviata for Hawke's Bay Opera (New Zealand), First Nymph/Foreign Princess
Rusalka for Valladolid Opera Project, Paride Paride ed Elena with Os Músicos do Tejo, Contessa Ceprano/Paggio Rigoletto with the LSO.
Ms. Gaspar has performed in opera galas for Barrandov Opera, concerts with Le Cercle de l'Harmonie under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer at Deauville Festival, BBC Philharmonia, Brighton Philharmonic, CBSO, Colchester Symphony Orchestra, Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, City of Bristol Choir and for Raymond Gubbay, at Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos, at Setúbal Music Festival with Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, with Orquestra XXI in Portugal and with Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Venezuela under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. She has also given recitals in the UK and Portugal.
Recordings include Portugal Matinas do Natal for Paraty, Fanny Mendelssohn songs with Malcolm Martineau, opera arias and duets with the RPO and Renato Balsadonna, and Semiramide, Le portrait de Manon and Les nuits d’été for Opera Rara.