A native of Montreal, soprano Susanna Eyton-Jones performs a diverse repertoire of opera, oratorio, and concert music. Ms. Eyton-Jones has performed extensively in Italy, in the Netherlands with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and with opera companies in North America. Her roles include Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Violetta in La Traviata, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Constanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Manon in Massenet’s Manon. She has appeared as Abigaille in Nabucco and Beatrice in Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda with Toronto Opera in Concert.
She made her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall in June 2005 singing Mozart’s Requiem. She also performs Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Symphony #9 of Beethoven, Verdi’s Requiem and other oratorio/cantata solos of Bach, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, and Mozart. Other appearances include among others, performances with the Kingston Symphony, La Société Philharmonique de Montréal, Les Disciples de Massenet, The Mallarme Chamber Players, as well as numerous concerts with colleagues from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony and the Orchestra of Saint Luke's. For six summers she has appeared as a Guest Artist at The Chamber Music Conference and Composer's Forum of the East. Recent concert performances include the Seven Early Songs of Berg, and Schoenberg’s String Quartet #2, Seven Romanzes by Shostakovich, and Cuatro Canciones Andinas with the composer, Gabriela Lena Frank, at the piano as part of the Composers’ Perspective series at the N.Y. Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Gabriela Lena Frank's symphonic song cycle, Cifar and the Sweet Sea, was premiered by Ms. Eyton-Jones at the Willaims Center for the Arts in Easton, Pennsylvania in 2014.
Susanna Eyton-Jones’s discography includes Voice of the People featuring the music of Gabriela Lena Frank, a recording by the Début Concert Series entitled An Afternoon at the Opera; Matter, with Centrifugal Force for Mainstream Recordings; and Different Angels, with Choeur Maha for Studio XXX. Her recording of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony was released in October 2008.
Ms. Eyton-Jones received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from McGill University. She also studied at the Studio Lirico di Firenze, Oakland Opera Academy, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She won top honors at international competitions including the Beniamino Gigli International Voice Competition (Italy), in Canada at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Voice Competition and the National Competitive Festival of Music, and was a finalist at the Toulouse International Voice Competition (France). She has performed as a Featured Artist in the Début Concert Series, and has been recorded for national broadcast for the CBC.