Soprano Susannah Biller sings the dual roles of Fraulein Burstner and Leni in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ production of “The Trial” by Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton.
You sing two roles, Fraulein Burstner and Leni, the very promiscuous nurse. Talk about the difference between the
two characters. The one major difference I can share just from the score is that Fraulein Burstner’s tone and vocabulary indicates a more refined woman. Of course, Leni is the complete opposite. She basically seems to vomit her thoughts and desires to Herr K. I’m excited to bring these women to life. I love my job!!!! You’ve performed at OTSL twice before. Talk a little about the experience. There is nothing better than performing and working with colleagues that are tops in their fields. Audience members have an opportunity to hear operatic works in English in an intimate environment with an orchestra of the highest caliber. Every year I’m blown away by the performances, commitment and production quality. Any restaurants you can recommend? Well, I love to eat and STL has a killer food scene. Lulu’s Local Eatery - vegan, but out- of- control tasty. The Shaved Duck - two words: CORN BREAD!!!! Farmhaus Restaurant - bacon wrapped meatloaf and Ozark mushroom salad. Urban Chestnut Brewery - favorite beer: Zwickel. Cyrano’s - I have a sick obsession with their chicken fingers. No judgment, please.