Susanna Branchini, born in Rome to Italian father and Caribbean mother, graduates with honors at the F. Morlacchi Music Conservatory in Perugia, and then participates successfully in many international competitions: she’s finalist in both Toulouse and As.Li.Co. and wins the Mattia Battistini contest. In 2002 she debuts at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome as Micaela in Carmen, soon followed by Liù in Turandot and Mimì in La Bohème.
Her fast vocal evolution allowes her to approach quickly a more incisive repertoire, as Verdi’s heroines, going from Aida, Trovatore and Don Carlo to the soprano drammatico d’agilità roles such as Odabella in Attila and Lady in Macbeth (in which she just opened the Season 2012/13 at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona), characters that show her artistic temperament and her acting skills.
Susanna Branchini feels comfortable both in psychological deepness of Puccini’s lyricism of Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Tabarro and Suor Angelica and in “verismo” repertoire where she can range from Pagliacci to Cavalleria Rusticana.
Ms. Branchini performes on numerous prestigious stages, including Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; Arena di Verona; Teatro Regio in Parma; Teatro San Carlo in Naples; Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Opera de Nice; Vlaamse Oper in Antwerpen; Oper Leipzig; Savonlinna Festival; Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; Hong Kong Opera and Bunkamura Teatre in Tokyo. She collaborates with such conductors as Maurizio Arena, Maurizio Barbacini, Niksa Baresza, Andrea Battistoni, Maurizio Benini, Giampaolo Bisanti, Massimo De Bernardt, Gabriele Gelmetti, Marco Guidarini, Julian Kovatchev, Vladimir Jurowski, Günther Neuhold, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Stefano Ranzani, Donato Renzetti, Omer Wellber and directors as Giancarlo Del Monaco, Renzo Giacchieri, Peter Konwitschny, Pierfrancesco Maestrini, Lorenzo Mariani, Francesco Micheli, Franco Ripa di Meana, Ivan Stefanutti and Franco Zeffirelli.
Among her recent and future engagements: Leonora in Il trovatore at the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, the Verdi-Wagner Gala at Arena di Verona with Placido Domingo, Tosca in Antwerpen, Leonora in Il trovatore during the season opening production at Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Tosca at La Fenice in Venice and at Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, Aida at Arena di Verona and Lady Macbeth at Theatre de Champs-Elysees under the baton of Daniele Gatti.