Soprano Suzanne Kilgore is one of Canada’s hidden gems-a gifted singer with the rare talent of being comfortable in both traditional and contemporary repertoire. She is known for her broad vocal range as well as the rich quality of her voice.... [more]
Soprano Suzanne Kilgore is one of Canada’s hidden gems-a gifted singer with the rare talent of being comfortable in both traditional and contemporary repertoire. She is known for her broad vocal range as well as the rich quality of her voice.
Ms Kilgore made her European debut in 2000 with the Opera Theatre of Lucca as Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina. She performed the lead role of Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Hippolyta from Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream, and Bianca in Puccini's La Rondine. Ms. Kilgore’s operatic repertoire includes the title role of Tosca, Fiordiligi from Cosi fan tutte, Leonora in Il Trovatore and Idamante from Mozart’s Idomeneo.
In 2008 - 2007, Ms. Kilgore performed the lead role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don
Giovanni with Opera Lirica Italiana and sang in chorus ensemble during their production of Madama Butterfly.
In a collaboration with Canadian composer Penelope Walcott, Ms. Kilgore
premiered Augeries of Innocence (written for voice, piano, clarinet and violin). She also
sang in Walcott's Pleasant Life in Newfoundland and The Sleepy Quartet for soprano,
tenor, baritone and string quartet.
She has also presented excerpts from Verdi’s operas Aida and Ernani, and has performed Handel’s Messiah as well as J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major.
Ms. Kilgore was a finalist in the Anton Guadagno International Palm Beach Opera
Competition in 2003 and has won numerous awards in Canada. A graduate of the Opera Performance Program at the University of Toronto, she received the COWC Past President’s Scholarship two years in a row.