Sue has created a vast array of mini productions, operatic revues & original scripts. These can be adapted to work for your needs or you can commission a new piece. Contact Sue to discuss. Current clients are: Norwich High School for Girls, The Merry Opera Company, Britten Pears Arts & W11 Opera.
To support their ‘Celebration 2022’ performance, Sue devised & ran an intensive workshop on how to create & lead a co-creative production with young people at Snape Maltings for Britten Pears Arts. If you would like to book this workshop for your venue or team, please contact Sue for more info.
Utilising over 15 years of experience, Sue is also available to lead one off workshops or devise & lead workshop projects. As Artistic Director of W11 Opera she developed their workshop programme as well as writing & running workshops for The Merry Opera Company.
From 2015 to 2018 Susan was the Education & Outreach Director for W11 Opera. She became the Artistic Director of W11 Opera in 2020. She is currently Creative Director for Ignite Music: New Music for Young Minds
She has performed in several operas for young people and education & outreach projects including:
Marie Curie in Stem Sisters - HMDT Music - 2021-2022
Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (ETO/Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2019
Milly in Silver Electra (World Premier/ETO UK Tour) - 2017
Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (ETO UK Tour) - 2016
Old Lady/Head Teacher in Waxwings (ETO/Luxembourg Philimonie) - 2015
Mrs Aesop in A Sting In The Tail (ETO World Premier) - 2015
Mrs Plumpster/Ferdinand in Borka (World Premier/ETO UK Tour) - 2014
Lady Alice in Edenbridge (ETO World Premier) - 2014
Ariel in Offshore - ETO - 2013
Valentina in Laika in Lambeth (World Premier/ETO UK Tour) - 2013
Valentina in Laika the Spacedog (World Premier/ETO UK Tour) - 2013
THE MERRY OPERA COMPANY
Mini Mikado or Yum Yum's Wedding Workshops - 2023
IGNITE MUSIC: New Music for Young Minds
Opera Performance Workshops - 2022
NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL
Susan created and led numerous workshops at the school in person and online.
The Ballads of Bunyan - 2022
A Masked Party: An Operatic Revue - 2021
HMS Mini Pinny - 2020
Opera Performance Workshop - 2019
Susan worked with Streewise Opera between 2013-2017 co-leading workshops with vulnerable people who were or had experienced homelessness.
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA
Susan has also lead several workshops for ETO including Turtle Song, a series of workshops for people living with dementia and their carers at Waddeston Manor (2017) and The Warden’s Trust (2019).
Susan devised several workshops for Opera Minima from 2005 to 2011. Projects included school & community workshops, operatic revues, reduced productions and fully staged works.