Susanna MacRae (Soprano) graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Jeffrey Stewart (Vocal Studies) and Nigel Clayton (Piano). Currently, she continues her studies in London with Sheila Barnes and Jeremy Silver.
On the operatic stage Susanna has recently completed a successful tour of Italy and Spain performing Galatea (Acis & Galatea) with Ad Parnassum. In October she performed Gianetta in L’elisir d’amore for Arcadian Opera. Other roles include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan) at The Harlequin Theatre, Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi) for Microscopera and many different G & S roles for companies in London and the South. This year she recently appeared with Benslow Baroque Opera singing the role of Emilie (Les Indes Galantes) as well as competing as a selected finalist in the Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Prize. In September Susanna will compete as a selected semi-finalist at Froville International Baroque Singing Competition in France. Solo highlights include appearing as soprano soloist for numerous choral societies across south-west England, most recently including Mozart Coronation Mass (Mosaic Chamber Choir) and Poulenc Gloria (Orpheus Singers, Isle of Wight). In addition, Susanna regularly appears on the recital platform around London and the South, collaborating with pianist Guy Murgatroyd and harpsichordist Aidan Phillips (as part of the PhilliMac Duo). In March Susanna and Guy competed as finalists in the John Kerr Award for English Song.
Initially trained as a pianist, Susanna made her concerto debut playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with Guernsey Sinfonietta in August 2013.