Susanne Resmark
Mezzo-soprano

Combining crystal-clear diction with beauty of sound, Susanne Resmark is one of the world’s leading dramatic mezzo-sopranos.

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Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Biography

A combination of strong personality, skilled stagecraft and an impressive vocal range has made Susanne Resmark one of Scandinavia’s leading mezzo-sopranos, in demand by major theatres around the globe. Recent career highlights include her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Ragonde (Le comte Ory), her huge success as Mère Marie (Les dialogues des Carmélites) at the Bayerische Staatsoper under Kent Nagano (recorded for DVD), her first Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Kasper Holten’s new production at the Royal Danish Opera and a highly acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Mistress Quickly, under Sir Mark Elder.

A combination of strong personality, skilled stagecraft and an impressive vocal range has made Susanne Resmark one of Scandinavia’s leading mezzo-sopranos, in demand by major theatres around the globe. Recent career highlights include her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Ragonde (Le comte Ory), her huge success as Mère Marie (Les dialogues des Carmélites) at the Bayerische Staatsoper under Kent Nagano (recorded for DVD), her first Amme (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Kasper Holten’s new production at the Royal Danish Opera and a highly acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Mistress Quickly, under Sir Mark Elder.

The current season includes Klytämnestra in a new production of Elektra at Theatro Municipal de São Paulo under John Neschling, Leokadja Begbick in Graham Vick’s staging of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at Royal Danish Opera and performances of Dead Man Walking also at Royal Danish Opera. There will also be a semi-staged performace of Das Rheingold at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall with the Hallé under Mark Elder.

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Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162
Catherine Znak +44 (0)20 3725 9105

Reviews

“Susanne Resmark sang a rich, full-voiced Herodias; she remains one of the house’s treasures.” (Opera Magazine, August 2016)

“Susanne Resmark’s Witch of Endor was impressively sung, with Resmark’s impressive lower register being especially prominent.” (Backtrack.com, April 2015)

“Mistress Quickly (Susanne Resmark) had the biggest personality among the women, gleefully playing the go-between and setting the trap for Falstaff (while flirting a little, just for fun). Her lovely dark vocal tone made her stand out.” (Bachtrack, February 2015)

“Susanne Resmark sang a rich, full-voiced Herodias; she remains one of the house’s treasures.” (Opera Magazine, August 2016)

“Susanne Resmark’s Witch of Endor was impressively sung, with Resmark’s impressive lower register being especially prominent.” (Backtrack.com, April 2015)

“Mistress Quickly (Susanne Resmark) had the biggest personality among the women, gleefully playing the go-between and setting the trap for Falstaff (while flirting a little, just for fun). Her lovely dark vocal tone made her stand out.” (Bachtrack, February 2015)

“There are formidable Glyndebourne debuts here too, [including] a basso profundo of a Land Army Mistress Quickly in the stentorian yet agile and nuanced singing of Susanne Resmark.” (Hilary Finch, The Times, May 2013)

"For the first time, Resmark has taken on a dramatic soprano role. She sang the part quite naturally, with a strong high register without shrillness or wobble, a voice capable of rising above the full choir and orchestra in the Easter refrain." (Cavalleria Rusticana, Det Kongelige Theater - ConcertoNet, December 2011)

"The whole cast was strong, including Susanne Resmark, a warm, dark-hued Swedish mezzo-soprano, in her Met debut as Ragonde." (Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, March 2011)

"Voices of Wagnerian proportions are required in the later scenes – and Susanne Resmark does not fail to hurl her voice over the orchestra pit as if the notes were fiery comets falling on the Earth." (Classical.net)

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