The mezzo-soprano Susan Maclean trained in Minnesota and was a member of the Zurich Opera Studio. After engagements at Theater Bielefeld, in Kaiserslautern, Mannheim and Leipzig she joined the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in 2010. Her repertoire includes the Wagner parts Ortrud (‘Lohengrin’), Venus (‘Tannhäuser’), Brangäne (‘Tristan und Isolde’), Fricka, Erda and Waltraute (‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’), Verdi’s Amneris (‘Aida’) and Eboli (‘Don Carlo’), Didon (Berlioz ‘Les Troyens’), The Princess (Puccini ‘Suor Angelica’), Strauss’s the Nurse (‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’), Annina (‘Der Rosenkavalier’), Adelaide (‘Arabella’), Marie (Berg ‘Wozzeck’), Baba the Turk (Stravinsky ‘The Rake’s Progress’), Landlady/Abbess (Prokofiev ‘The Fiery Angel’) and Gertrud (Humperdinck ‘Hänsel und Gretel’). Significant debuts came in 2008 at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and in 2010 at the Bayreuth Festival, where she also appeared in 2011 and 2012 as Kundry. She achieved great success in Wolfgang Rihm’s ‘Das Gehege’ in Amsterdam and also as Kundry and Geneviève (Debussy ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’) in Antwerp. Other guest engagements have taken her to cities such as Dresden, Lille, Barcelona, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Susan Maclean recently sang the leading role in the world premiere of Diana Syrse’s ‘Der Kiosk’.