2015 marks Suzanna Guzmán’s 30th anniversary of her professional debut with San Diego Opera. She’s appeared as a principal soloist with orchestras and opera houses around the globe including the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Opera, Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera de Genéve, Opera de Nice, Edinburgh, Singapore, Carnegie Hall to name a few.
Well-known for her portrayal of the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, she is a champion of new music and has created lead roles in works by: Heggie, Nyman, Catán, Menotti, Krouse, Picker, and many more. Host of the PBS program Open Call, the K-Mozart weekly radiobroadcast of Sunday Evening Opera for nine seasons, Suzanna is dedicated to Arts Education. Her one-woman show, Don’t Be Afraid! It’s Just Opera has been seen by over 250,000 inner-city children throughout the U.S. Winner of many competitions and honors, her H.Ph.D in Music Performance was bestowed in 2010 from Occidental College in Eagle Rock, she is a 2006 Grammy nominee with Southwest Chamber Music, the 2013 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Mentor of the Year and the 2015 recipient of the Edwin Lester Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to Arts and Community.
Future engagements include the title role in Bless Me Ultima by Hector Armienta and featured soloist with the Emmy winning, “The Industry” in their new production, Hopscotch. Visit www.suzannaguzman.com.