Episode 3 – Susanne Schimmack

She is an amazing Valkyrie woman with a voice with the power of a goddess. At least since her last role as Electra in Richard Strauss Opera.

She is a Dramatic Soprano who’s second home is the Opera stages. She has worked all over the world from Denmark in the north at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, to the Arizona Opera. She has sung around 90 operatic roles as Turandot, Parsifal, Carmen and her latest grand interpretation of Electra. She has also written a research paper about Electra as a role in the Conservatorium Maastricht where she is a lecturer in Opera and Solo Singing.

She tells us amazingly good advice on how to become a great opera singer and musician and how to cope with life on stage when you have to act in a love scene. She also tells us how, as a kid, she used to listen to jazz and how one day just walked into a theatre and asked them how she can become a singer.

Before we start with the interview, let’s enjoy together Susanne Schimmack singing Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” (Last movement) with Concerto Dortmund.

Our partners for this episode:

  • Take Away concert with A Swedish Cellist, which is a concert service where you can order your own concert to your home
  • Music for you Maastricht a new kind of music school with tailored music programs just for you
  • Student radio Maastricht