Suzanne Falletti is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist and a member of the full-time Metropolitan Opera Chorus. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music is from The University of Northern Iowa and she attended the world-renowned Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance and Literature, while on a Choral Fellowship.
Suzanne was a Regional Winner and Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Atlanta, Georgia and Kansas City, Kansas. While continuing her post graduate training, she taught voice to Music Theater Majors at NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts/Collaborative Arts Project 21.
Her success as a teacher was evidenced by many of her students appearing on Broadway. She has also been a guest speaker at The Eastman School of Music and The Boston Conservatory, where she offered practical wisdom and insights about having a sustainable career in a highly competitive opera business.
Suzanne’s strong instrumental background made her a perfect fit for contemporary opera. The two Grammy Awards were for best opera recordings of Dr. Atomic by John Adams and The Tempest by Thomas Ades, both Metropolitan Opera productions. Ms. Falletti’s vocal versatility can be heard in several nationally syndicated commercials as well as recordings for various composers, including Philip Glass.
Other singing awards include being a Finalist in the WGN Opera Auditions of the Air in Chicago, IL and the First Place Winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Graduate Women’s Division in Houston, Texas.
Her concert work performances were a recital series with the American Landmark Festival in New York City and as the Soprano Soloist for the New York Choral Society in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and the Haydn Lord Nelson Mass. Suzanne appeared as the Soprano Soloist in the Brahm’s A German Requiem for the Houston Oratorio Society.
Prior to her joining the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Ms. Falletti was an Artist-in-Residence for Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Opera Carolina, which included an extensive regional tour and the Houston Community College. It was there where she founded, performed, produced and served as artistic director for what is now Houston Grand Opera’s highly successful opera outreach program, Opera-To-Go. Performances with additional opera companies include Houston Opera Studio, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Mississippi Opera, Texas Opera Theater, Beaumont Opera, Natchez Opera and Opera Burlington.
Noteworthy voice teachers include Bill Schumann, Mark Oswald, Margaret Hoswell, Maitland Peters, Gary Ledet, Norma Newton, and Alan Seale. She recently attended and completed Donald Gray Miller’s Singing Voice Science Workshop facilitated by Richard Lissemore and is currently participating in David Jones’s Teacher Mentoring Program exploring concepts of the Swedish-Italian and Italian Singing Schools. She is a member of both the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. and the American Guild of Musical Artists professional union.