In 2018-19, Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips returns to the Metropolitan Opera for her eleventh consecutive season, performing the roles of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Elvira in Don Giovanni, and, in her role debut, Micaela in Carmen. She also appears as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Cincinnati Opera, sings Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, appears at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival, and gives a solo vocal recital in Rochester, MN. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2012.
Recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, Ms. Phillips previously won the four of the world’s leading vocal competitions: Operalia, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the MacAllister Awards, and the George London Foundation Awards Competition. She also claimed the top honor at the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. A graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, she holds degrees from the Juilliard School where she continues to work with Cynthia Hoffmann.