Susie is a soprano from Dublin and is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied for Master of Performance as a Sussex Scholar, graduating with distinction. During her time at RCM, Susie studied with Andrew Robinson and Amanda Roocroft.
Having originally studied psychology at University College Dublin, Susie worked in business for a number of years for two global consulting firms and then decided to turn her attention to her singing studies in 2016. She enrolled as a part-time student at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama where she studied with Colette McGahon-Tosh.
Susie has worked with Irish National Opera, Northern Ireland Opera and most recently has been added to English National Opera’s Extra Chorus list. While at RCM, Susie has performed the roles of Fiordiligi (Cosí fan Tutte), Bella (A Midsummer Marriage) and Aricie (Hippolyte et Aricie) for scenes. Susie has also participated in public masterclasses with Dame Ann Murray and Celine Byrne.
Susie was named a ‘Rising Star’ by University Concert Hall, Limerick, in 2019 and was also a finalist of Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice, a winner of the Nancy Calthorpe Cup for French Mélodie and a finalist in the Gervase Elwes Cup at the Feis Ceoil (the Irish National Music Festival). In addition, Susie is the winner of the €5,500 Bernadette Greevy Bursary and Mahler prize, presented by the National Concert Hall in Dublin. This is one of the largest bursaries awarded to singers in Ireland. This year Susie has been named as a finalist for Opera Festival Scotland’s inaugural Young Artist Singing Competition which will take place in Dundee in 2022.
Alongside her singing work, Susie is also employed as a singing teacher in West London. She is very much looking forward to combining her performance and business experience in her new role with Constella.