SUSANNAH BILLER

Where St. Louis - - WHERE NOW ST. LOUIS -

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.

OTSL’s Susannah

Biller

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