Susan Ellis

Susan Ellis


Soprano Susan Ellis has performed various roles and concerts throughout Australia, Asia and in Europe. A past member of Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program and an enthusiastic Teaching Artist, she enjoys a balance between mentoring and performing, and has a passion for opera outreach in Queensland.

Since 2010, Susan has been the vocalist of the innovative chamber music ensemble, Griffyn Ensemble, with whom she has performed at various Australian music festivals, ABC Sunday Live concerts, and on tour for organisations including Musica Viva Australia, and Sound Festival Scotland.

A diverse soprano, her roles include the title roles in the melodrama Medea by Georg Benda and The Plaint of Mary Gilmore, written by Vincent Plush, and most recently Elizabeth Woodville, from an opera composed for her by Australian composer A.D.K Voltz, The True Story of the Princes in the Tower.

Roles sung or understudied for Opera Queensland include Rosalinda and Ida in Die Fledermaus, Miss Jessel –in The Turn of the Screw and the Witch and Mother in the schools’ tour of Hansel and Gretel.

Susan is a recipient of a CAPO Fellowship and the Singapore Airlines Travelling Scholarship with which she studied and performed in Germany. She is a past recipient of the Kornfeld Scholarship (MMus, ANU School of Music), and was awarded a teaching fellowship to work with Robert Alderson at Royal Northern College of Music.

Past Performances

28 September 2021

Workshop Adult Classical Workshop

Receive one-on-one tuition from Opera Queensland’s vocal coach, Susan Ellis and tenor Rosario La Spina in this group workshop. Bring along your own piece of solo classic repertoire and take…

27 September 2021

Workshop Youth Classical Workshop

Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland in this three hour classical voice workshop. This Youth Classical Workshop provides the opportunity to learn language, stagecraft and musicianship…

27 September 2021

Workshop Youth Contemporary Workshop

Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland at our youth workshops. In this 3-hour workshop led by facilitator Susan Ellis and guest artist Irena Lysiuk, students will…

28 September 2021

Workshop Youth Choral Workshop

Explore ensemble pieces from contrasting periods in musical history in this full-day group workshop. Join vocal coach Susan Ellis and pianist Kylie Los as you work through stagecraft and language…

27 and 28 September 2021

Workshop Youth 2-Day Vocal Workshop

Let your voice be heard and sing with Opera Queensland in this 2-day vocal workshop for high school aged children. Hosted by vocal coach, Susan Ellis, students will work through…

30 September 2021

Workshop Adult Contemporary Workshop

Receive one-on-one tuition from Opera Queensland’s leading vocal coaches in this three-hour group workshop. September’s workshop will be facilitated by teaching artist and former Opera Queensland Young Artist, Susan Ellis….

14 - 23 July 2022

Performance La Traviata

Love, intensity, heartache Violetta is the ultimate party girl, a courtesan who can charm her way into the life of anyone she chooses. Then she meets Alfredo and the rules…

Workshop Christmas Group Vocal Workshops

Take your singing to the next level this Christmas with Opera Queensland Join Jason Barry-Smith and Susan Ellis for a series of group vocal workshops and two performance opportunities to…

Workshop Sing with Opera Queensland: Christmas Edition

Celebrate Christmas through song with Opera Queensland. Returning by popular demand! Join Jason Barry-Smith, Susan Ellis and other favourite Opera Queensland artists for a special series of group vocal workshops,…

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