German mezzo-soprano Susan Zarrabi will join the opera studio of Komische Oper Berlin with the 2020/2021 season. In 2018, she made her debut at Bayerische Staatsoper, followed by Cherubino in a new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at Theater Bielefeld in 2019. In 2016, the mezzo-soprano made her professional debut singing Gianetta in a new production of Donizetti’s L’ elisir d’amore at Theater Augsburg and has since sung Giacinta in a version of Mozart’s La finta semplice with Kammeroper München at Munich’s Nymphenburg Palace and Cuvilliéstheater as well as Stadttheater Aschaffenburg.
As a concert soloist, Susan Zarrabi performed in masses and oratorios, including Bach’s b-minor-Mass, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Paulus, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria.
In 2017, the German mezzo-soprano made her Mozartfest Würzburg debut, accompanied by Bamberger Symphoniker under the baton of Juraj Valčuha. Susan Zarrabi also performed with Münchner Symphoniker and made her debut with Munich’s Rundfunkorchester in the concert series “Paradisi Gloria”, singing Sara in Dove’s Tobias and the Angel under the baton of Ulf Schirmer in 2016.
In 2018, Susan Zarrabi has sung Mahler lieder at 3rd Gustav Mahler Festival 2018 in Steinbach am Attersee. In 2016 and 2017, Susan Zarrabi has been holding a scholarship at the Lied Academy of the International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling, in 2018 at Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.
First Prize – Lied: 28. Wettbewerb des Musikpreis des Kulturkreis Gasteig e.V., München, 2019
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