Suzie Purkis mezzo soprano
James Keefe piano
Programme to include songs by Purcell, Ives and Eisler
Suzie Purkis began her vocal training at Birmingham Conservatoire where she won a scholarship and many prizes. After completing her studies there she was awarded a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for Excellence in Performance.
Since graduating she has been employed by Diva Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Kentish Opera and Graham Vick’s Birmingham Opera Company.
Operatic roles and scenes performed include Juno (Semele), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Carmen (Carmen), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors).
Her performance of Michael Wolters’s short opera, The Voyage, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.