Suzanne Chadwick, Contralto, has sung with the Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi (Charleston and Italy), Opera Festival of New Jersey, The Princeton Festival, Berks Opera Company, The Little Opera Theater of New York, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Empire Opera, One World Symphony, The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Center City Opera Theater, Westminster Opera Theater, and the Austrian/American Mozart Academy.
Complete Operatic Roles include La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Quickly (Falstaff), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Marthe (Faust), Dritte Dame and Geiste (Die Zauberflöte), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Hansel (Hänsel und Gretel), Ciboletta (Eine Nacht In Venedig), Mrs. Nolan (The Medium), Mary (A Feast in Time of Plague), and Rosine (Signor DeLuso). Solo oratorio work includes the Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé, Händel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
Ms. Chadwick has also worked extensively as a choral member throughout New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and on such recordings as Pagliacci (Muti / Philadelphia Orchestra – Luciano Pavarotti), Honneger’s Jean d’Arc (Masur/New York Philharmonic) and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater (Macal/New Jersey Symphony). Other credits: Florence – Yeston/Kopit Phantom (Ocean City Music Pier, NJ), Rosemary Clooney’s White Christmas (Sands, AC), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (America Sings Choir), Mrs. K – The Real Legend of Sleepy Hollow (TD Bank Arts Center and The Ritz Theater – NJ) and the national anthem (quartet alto) for The Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and the New York Knicks at Madison Sqaure Garden.
Along with her husband, Michael, she is a member, manager, and co-founder of “The Village Carolers,” an a capella Victorian Christmas quartet: www.thevillagecarolers.com – who had the pleasure of performing at the opening ceremony of the first annual, Hallmark Channel sponsored, Christmas Con, alongside Jonathan Bennet and Lacey Chabert.
Ms. Chadwick holds a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College in Music Education (Voice), a Master of Arts in Voice Performance from Montclair State University, where she served as a graduate assistant, had further studies in New York, Italy, and Austria and is a past grant recipient from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Ms. Chadwick also maintains a small private studio, where she shares her passion for music and theater with her students.