Suzie Purkis


Suzie Purkis is a singer based in Birmingham UK. Her operatic career has seen her working for Diva Opera, Buxton Festival Opera, Kentish Opera and Graham Vick’s Birmingham Opera Company. Operatic roles performed include Carmen, Juno (Semele), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Her premiere performance for Michael Wolters’ short opera The Voyage was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Other projects have included opera in a swimming pool, performing in an ice rink during public skating hours and singing with gibbons in a cage in a zoo. She also likes to improvise and experiment with her voice. Her approach to physicality in performance is influenced by experience she has gained attending workshops with leading theatre practitioners.