Garsington Opera’s Youth Company

Suzi is vocal director of Garsington Opera’s Youth Company where she works closely with Karen Gillingham, artistic director. We are delighted to be co-commissioning, with Opera North, a new opera.  Originally due to be performed in July 2020, performances will now take place Summer 2021 due to the Covid19 pandemic.   In the meantime, a digital project […]

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ROH Youth Opera Company

“Karen and Suzi spearheaded ROH YOC for eight years, developing an outstanding model to excite young people and give them the chance to immerse themselves musically and dramatically. With their vision, commitment and creativity, Karen and Suzi have led generations of young people on an inspiring journey through which they have developed as individuals and […]

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BBC Arts film – The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera

In July 2017, BBC Arts Digital followed the process of making Silver Birch and produced three documentary films, looking at different aspects of the project. This film is ‘The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera’ and follows the creative team in the build-up to the performances. Composer: Roxanna Panufnik; Librettist: Jessica Duchen; Director: Karen Gillingham; […]

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Panufnik’s Silver Birch at Garsington Opera

Suzi was vocal director for this People’s Opera in which over 180 people from the ages of 8-80 from the local community joined the Silver Birch Company alongside professional artists. The opera was performed on Garsington Opera’s main stage as part of the 2017 Season.

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ROH Create and Sing Carmen

Suzi is a lead artist on Create and Sing Carmen, The Royal Opera House’s dramatic singing programme for schools which launched nationally in 2017.

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Southbank Centre – Britten’s War Requiem

Composer: Benjamin Britten; Text: Wilfred Owen; Conductor: Marin Alsop; featuring Southbank Centre’s Voicelab Children’s Chorus directed by Suzi Zumpe. This project won an RPS award in 2015 in the category of learning and participation.

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