Susan Legg - mezzo-soprano

Sussex-based mezzo soprano Susan Legg studied piano with Clifford Benson and with Phyllis Sellick at the Royal College of Music. Her singing studies with Margaret Kingsley continued at the National Opera Studio after winning the National Mozart Singing Competition.

Susan has enjoyed operatic engagements with Glyndebourne, Bayreuth and Wexford Festivals, and the Walton Trust, Ischia. Awards include the Richard Tauber Schubert Society Prize and Tillett Trust’s Young Artists Platform. Other prestigious competition successes have included the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the Belvedere International singing Competition in Vienna.

Susan made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in 1995 and has given piano and song recitals at the Purcell Room, St. John, Smith’s Square and St. James’s Palace.

Oratorio performances have included Handel Messiah with Sir David Willcocks, Elgar Dream of Gerontius and The Kingdom with Mark Deller in Canterbury Cathedral and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle with Wayne Marshall in London. She has given many opera galas in prominent venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea and Chatsworth House.

Susan has recorded soundtracks for Film, TV and video games and regularly sings with the BBC Singers.  She co-wrote the music for the film The Impressionists - and the man who made them in 2015 and her voice features on Stephen Baysted's film score Renoir: Revered and Reviled which premiered in February 2016 and played in cinemas worldwide.

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