Susie Buckle soprano
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"The various animals were all well characterised, both vocally and physically. Susie Buckle brought a strong sense of individual personality to her role, and in fact all the hens were wonderfully etched (and very funny)."
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (The Cunning Little Vixen | British Youth Opera)
"Susie Buckle provided a sensitive commentary during the somnambulant Queen's disintegration."
Claire Seymour, Opera Now (Macbeth | Blackheath Halls)
Susie Buckle studied at Trinity Laban on the Postgraduate Artist Diploma programme as an Eve Malpass and Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholar. She recently played a madrigal singer in Opera Holland Park's Manon Lescaut and also joined the chorus for their production of Un Ballo in Maschera.
Susie is delighted to be covering the role of Despinio in Opera North's Greek Passion this autumn.
Other roles include Pamina in OperaUpClose's production of the Magic Flute, which toured the UK following a run at London's Soho Theatre. Also, Chief Hen and Grasshopper Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera), Ruth Ruddigore (Charles Court Opera), Mabel Pirates of Penzance and Josephine HMS Pinafore (Opera Anywhere), Rowan The Little Sweep with James Hurley (director) and Christopher Stark (conductor) and Lady-in-Waiting Macbeth with Christopher Rolls (director) and Nicholas Jenkins (conductor), both for Blackheath Halls Opera, Marzelline Fidelio (Guildford Opera), and Zerlina Don Giovanni (Park Opera).
Increasingly involved in performing new work, premiers include Nance in Banished by Stephen McNeff for Trinity Laban Opera with Elaine Kidd (director) and Jessica Cottis (conductor), Emily Dead Equal for Helios Collective’s Formations series at Lilian Baylis House, King Olaf/The Soldier in Judith Weir’s King Harald’s Saga at the Barbican in collaboration with Trinity Laban and the Puppet Center, and covering the role of Alyson in The Rattler, a new opera for children directed by Frederic Wake-Walker for Mahogany Opera Group.
Concert highlights include Jette Parker Young Artist recitals at Blackheath Halls in association with Trinity Laban; soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Saville Club, London and Elijah at St John’s Smith Square, conducted by Edward Gardner.
"The double quartet 'He shall give his angels' displayed the incredible musicianship of the young singers and the balance was simply lovely - an oasis of calm in the midst of the drama and action."
Emily Owen, Bachtrack (Elijah | St John's Smith Square)