Susan Maclean

Kundry in Parsifal

Biography

Education
Theatre at the University of Minnesota, Operastudio of Zürich

Debut
First roles in the Zurich Opera; Didon/Les Troyens (Berlioz) (Mannheim), 2003
 
Career
Guest appearances in various German houses (Leizig, Nürenberg, Weimar, Karlsruhe, Dresden) and in various European cities (Antwerp, Turin, Lausanne, Linz, Salzburg)
Member of the Leipzig Opera ensemble, 2008 – 2010
Member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble in Düsseldorf, 2010 – present
Specialization in Verdi and Wagner roles and French repertoire (Carmen, Dalila)

Highlights
Didon/Les Troyens (Berlioz) (Mannheim); Brangäne/Tristan und Isolde (Mannheim) led by Adam Fischer; Amme/Die Frau ohne Schatten (Mannheim); Kostelnicka/Jenůfa (Janáček); debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2009; debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele as Kundry/Parsifal (in Stefan Herheim’s production) in 2010
 
Worked with
Conductors such as: Nello Santi, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Ralf Weikert, Adam Fischer, Axel Kober & directors such as Stefan Herheim

Recent and future productions
Lady Macbeth/Macbeth (Opéra de Lille); Kundry/Parsifal (Vlaamse Opera); Ortrud/Lohengrin (Bayreuther Festspiele)

Last update on 01 February 2013

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