Susanna Branchini, born in Rome to Italian father and Caribbean mother, graduated with honors at the F. Morlacchi Music Conservatory in Perugia, participated successfully in many international competitions: finalist in both Toulouse and As.Li.Co., winner of the Mattia Battistini.
Her operatic debut was in 2002 in Rome as Micaela in Carmen, soon followed by Liù in Turandot and Mimì in La Bohème.
Her rapid vocal evolution allowed her to approach soon a more incisive repertoire, going from Aida, Il Trovatore and Don Carlo to the soprano drammatico d’agilità roles such as Odabella in Attila and Lady in Macbeth (with which she just opened the Season 2012/13 of the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona), characters that show her artistic tenperament and her acting skills.
Susanna Branchini feels comfortable both in the psychological deepness of the Puccini lyricism of Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Tabarro and Suor Angelica and in the verismo repertoire where she can range from Pagliacci to Cavalleria rusticana.
Ms. Branchini has performed 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 has collaborated 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 Giancarlo Del Monaco, Renzo Giacchieri, Peter Konwitschny, Pierfrancesco Maestrini, Lorenzo Mariani, Francesco Micheli, Franco Ripa di Meana, Ivan Stefanutti and Franco Zeffirelli.
Among her future engagements Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata, the Verdi-Wagner Gala at the Arena di Verona with Placido Domingo, Tosca in Antwerpen.