Suzanne Schwing, mezzo-soprano

Suzanne Schwing, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Schwing first trained for the stage at LAMDA and subsequently received her musical training at Boston University and Manhattan School of Music. Suzanne has performed in solo and/or choral capacities at such venues as New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, the Kennedy Center, the “Kitara” Concert Hall in Sapporo, Japan, in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, and at the Salzburg and Verbier Festivals. She has sung with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Mstislav Rostropovich, James Levine, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, George Manahan, Keith Lockhart, James Conlon, Sir Simon Rattle, Manfred Honeck, Gianandrea Noseda, and many others.

As a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the John Oliver Chorale, and The New York Virtuoso Singers, she has also recorded for the Sony Classical, RCA Victor, Koch International Classics, Parma, Soundbrush Records, and MSR Classics labels. Suzanne’s discography includes Bruce Adolphe’s The End of Tonight on the St. Urban Label, Katherine Hoover’s Requiem for the Innocent (4Tay Records), 25 x 25: 25 Premieres for 25 Years (Soundbrush Records), With Peace in Mind: Choral Music of Nancy Wertsch (MSR Classics), and A Splash of Pops (RCA Victor).

Suzanne’s concert repertoire is extensive and varied, ranging from works of Monteverdi, Bach, and Handel through the art songs and orchestral cycles of Mahler, Lutosławski, and Bright Sheng. Among her many theatrical roles are Rosalind, Amiens, and Touchstone in As You Like It (performed in the US and UK), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Froth in Congreve’s The Double Dealer, Renée in M. Butterfly, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and the Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Suzanne is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, AGMA, and SAG-AFTRA.

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