Suzanne Roels, Soprano/Actress
Soprano and Actress Suzanne Roels combines her love of opera and theatre to create such unique shows and concerts; Onewomanshow A Soul’s Journey, Concert L’amour con passíon, STORIE D’AMORE, Theatre-Concert The Magic Rose, Les Bijoux, Concert in Heaven, Song to the Moon, New Year’s Concert, and Fairy Tale Concert. Fairy Tale Concert is about a pirate and three princesses, Hilaria Dramaria and Lalaria, and was entirely devised and written by Suzanne Roels. Humour, drama and poignancy alternate in the presentation, which is filled with arias, songs and more.
Suzanne Roels studied in England, at the Guilford School of Acting, where she studied with the opera singer, Maureen Morell. Having returned to the Netherlands, she acted in various theatre productions, soaps, commercials and films, and followed workshops and masterclasses from renowned singers both in the Netherlands and abroad. To deepen her understanding of singing, she followed seminars at the Lichtenberger Institut für angewandte Stimmphysiologie (= Lichtenberger Institute for Applied Vocal Physiology) in Germany. She studied with baritone David Wilson Johnson and soprano Linda Rands, and received coaching from opera director Elsina Jansen. She now studies with mezzo soprano Christa Pfeiler. In preparation for the CD Les Bijoux, she worked with Robin Bowman and Rudolf Jansen.
Roels regularly gives concerts and recitals with pianist Maarten Hillenius. Singing in ‘Scrooge’ Zuiderparktheater DenHaag, Canal Concert OudZuid Amsterdam, Nazomernachtlicht ( theatre in the woods) Overveen, Cromhouthuis Amsterdam, Opening Sail Amsterdam; The Parade theatre show, Mermaidshow for Teylersmuseum Haarlem, the Paauw pond concert Wassenaar, City on the Water at the new Bimhuis concert hall, The Brabantse Dag (Theatre-festival), Open-air Concert at the ‘ De Haerecastle’ and for the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund. She frequently appears with her Theatre-Concerts in theatres, churches and castles across the Netherlands. With her performance as De Hoge C-meermin (The mermaid) she sings all sorts of mermaid aria’s and songs, a special programme for children and adults.
Les Bijoux; French Songs of Fauré, Chausson, DuParc and Hahn, is her debut CD.
Suzanne has recorded STORIE D’AMORE, which films you can find on you tube on canal Suzanne Roels.
*In November 2018 Suzanne presented her new Onewoman show ‘A Soul’s Journey, a story with Opera, dance and Shakespeare monologues, in English, with pianist Maarten Hillenius, director Kevin Bennett, choreographer Sophia Maria Kienhuis in Tobaccotheatre in Amsterdam.
The show will go on tour in 2019.