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.