Susan Quittmeyer, Mezzo-Soprano

Susan Quittmeyer is a mezzo-soprano who has performed in America, Europe, Japan and more. She has performed in operas, with orchestras and at recitals, and she has in appeared regularly with the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera companies.
 
In 1987, Quittmeyer made her Metropolitan Opera debut portraying the role of Nicklausse in Les Contes D’Hoffmann, which was telecast on PBS.  Among the other roles she sang at the Metropolitan Opera were Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, Idamante in Idomeneo, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Siebel in Faust and Varvara in a new production of Katya Kabanova.
 
Quittmeyer made her European opera debut in 1985 as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg. After that, she sang principal roles at many major European opera houses, including Vienna StaatsoperOpéra de Paris, Netherlands Opera, Hamburg Opera,Bavarian State Opera, and Grand Théâtre de Genève. At the Salzburg Festival, Quittmeyer made her debut as Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo with Seiji Ozawa conducting.
 
Quittmeyer also sang with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Opera Theater, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal, San Diego Opera, Portland Opera, Dallas Opera, Denver Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Miami Opera, and Santa Fe Opera.
 
She has also performed with numerous symphonies including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Arena di Verona Symphony, and the Oakland Symphony.
 
Quittmeyer can be heard on recordings of Verdi’s Falstaff with Sir Colin Davis conducting, on the BMG label, and Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Bernard Haitink conducting, from EMI.
 
Raised in Port Washington, New York, Quittmeyer attended Illinois Wesleyan University, School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She lives with her family in New Jersey and works with young singers. She has also been involved in bringing the arts to New Jersey public schools and enjoys introducing opera to students of all ages.