Garsington Opera Youth Company

Suzi is vocal director of Garsington Youth Opera Company, where she works closely with Karen Gillingham, artistic director. In 2017 the Youth Company took part in the hugely successful world premiere of Panufnik’s Silver Birch, 

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ENO Porgy and Bess Youth Project

In October half term 2018, 36 young people aged 13-18 came together from across London to take part in the ENO Baylis youth programme. Over four intensive days, the group created their own original piece London Rise inspired by the music and themes of The Gershwins’ opera Porgy and Bess. As vocal director, Suzi joined […]

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Bernstein’s Mass at the Southbank Centre

As part of the celebrations for the centenary of Bernstein’s birth, Southbank Centre staged his Mass at the Royal Festival Hall in April 2018. Conducted by Marin Alsop and directed by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly, this performance brought the excitement of theatre to a little-performed work. Suzi auditioned, directed and trained the choruses […]

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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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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. The Community Company included child soloists, primary age children from seven local schools, […]

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ROH Create and Sing Carmen

Suzi was a lead artist on the Royal Opera House’s Create and Sing Carmen, which launched nationally in 2017. Create and Sing Carmen is The Royal Opera House’s nationwide dramatic singing programme. It was developed by The Royal Opera House with artistic team Hazel Gould – writer and director, and Pete Letanka – composer, Suzi Zumpe […]

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