Classical Singing / Opera
When German soprano Susanne Schimmack performed in the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, she was pronounced “the Rolls Royce of voices”. The London Times stated "...the luxurious-sounding German singer Susanne Schimmack". “Susanne Schimmack’s ‘Cassandre’ dominates the entire performance through her noble phrasing, her intelligent role portrayal and her excellent French diction” (Opéra). Since then, Schimmack has successfully sung around 90 operatic roles, including Turandot, Kundry/Parsifal, Feldmarschallin/Rosenkavalier, Marta Tiefland, Ellen Orford/ Peter Grimes, Cassandre/ Les Troyens, Carmen/Carmen. Engagements have taken her to the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels, the Czech National Opera Brno, Staatstheater Mainz, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Opera Pacific USA, Arizona Opera USA, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, the theatres of Dortmund, Frankfurt, Chemnitz, Staatstheater Kassel, Dessau, Lübeck, Ulm, Trier, Wuppertal, Gera, the Musikfestspiele Dresden, Budapest Spring Festival, Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise France, Festspiele Bad Hersfeld as well as the broadcasting companies BBC, DR, ZDF, WDR and NDR. Alongside Angela Georghiu and Roberto Alagna, she has recorded a new complete edition of Massenet’s Manon under the baton of Antonio Pappano.