The Portuguese soprano, Susana Gaspar, was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in 2011–13 at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She studied at the Lisbon Conservatoire, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and represented Portugal in the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Her operatic roles include: Mimì (La Bohème), Gilda (Rigoletto), Azema (Semiramide) Violetta (La traviata), First Nymph/ Foreign Princess (Rusalka), Paride (Paride ed Elena), and Contessa Ceprano/Paggio (Rigoletto). She has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela, and at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Setúbal Music Festival and with Orquestra XXI. Gaspar’s future and current engagements include Mimì for Diva Opera, Manon for Valladolid Opera Project, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Dias da Música in Lisbon and Verdi’s Requiem with the Hastings Philharmonic.