Photography by Sylvie-Ann Paré

Photography by Sylvie-Ann Paré

Susan Elizabeth Brown has been evolving as an artist in the National Capital Region since 2015, where she appeared in such roles as Adina (Elisir d’amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Mimi (La Boheme), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier). She is an alumnus of the National Arts Centre Young Artist Program, and toured with Jeunesses Musicales Canada as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in 2017/2018. Other roles have included Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and La Princesse/Le Feu (L’enfant et les sortileges). She has performed in opera and concert throughout Eastern Canada, and internationally at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall and Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is newly based in Montreal.

Susan is recognized for the jewel-like tone of her voice that is even throughout her register and brilliantly clear, with “beautiful extension” and effortless agility. She is a well-rounded performer, as natural onstage as in her voice, with a striking presence. She is equally comfortable in dramatic and comedic roles, and her versatility as a singer is evidenced by the wide range of repertoire she has performed.

 
(Brown) has a remarkably pretty instrument, pure, “spinny” with beautiful extension and a timbre that cuts through an ensemble without shrillness.
— - Natasha Gaulthier, Ottawa Citizen, 2016 - (Gilda, Rigoletto, Pellegrini Opera)
...Donna Elvira (is) stirringly and beautifully played by Susan Elizabeth Brown...
— Paul Merkley, Toronto Concert Reviews, 2019 (Don Giovanni/Southern Ontario Lyric Opera)
... les trois sopranos sont excellentes...(Brown) incarne admirablement la personnalité vulnérable mais résiliente et touchante de Donna Anna.
— Caroline Rogers, Ludwig van Montréal, 2017 (Don Giovanni/Jeunesses Musicales Canada)
Les femmes emportent le morceau, notamment la Donna Anna de Susan Elizabeth Brown, d’un redoutable impact.
— Christophe Huss, Le Devoir, 2017 (Don Giovanni, Jeunesses Musicales Canada)
Susan Elizabeth Brown captured the pathos and comedy of Donna Elvira and her “Ah, che mi dice mai” was met with prolonged applause.
— Dawn Martens, Opera Canada, 2019 (Don Giovanni, Southern Ontario Lyric Opera)
Less intense moments were beautifully accentuated by soloists Susan Elizabeth Brown (soprano), Daniel Taylor (counter-tenor) and Bradley Christensen (baritone).
— Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life, 2016 (Carmina Burana, Ottawa Choral Society)