SUSAN MILLARD SCHWARZ, lyric mezzo soprano

Of Miami Lyric Opera's double bill: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/SUOR ANGELICA...

"Susan Schwarz served with great dramatic intensity as the Zia Principessa, and her duet [scene] was one of the highlights of the evening."  -- Daniel Fernandez, El Nuevo Herald, October 24, 2016

       "Mezzo soprano Susan Millard-Schwarz…projected the spiritual qualities of 'Song of Renewal' by Leslie Savoy Burrs."
-- Jon Christensen, The Columbus Dispatch

"Susan Millard's Cinderella is spirited, and sings soulfully!"
-- Richard Ades, The Other Paper

"Millard is a plucky Anna...her amusingly character-driven 'Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?'
...her beguiling duet with the King in 'Shall We Dance?' was a crowd-pleaser."
-- Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch

"Susan Millard perfectly balances niceness and feistiness as Anna....  Millard's singing voice is as disarming as her acting, especially during her tender and wistful rendition of 'Hello, Young Lovers.'"
-- Richard Ades, The Other Paper

"Susan Millard's strong and dignified Anna commands the attention of her pupils and the audience alike.  She heartily exploits the clash between the strained optimism of Oscar Hammerstein II's lyrics and lingering sorrow of Richard Rodgers' music for 'Hello, Young Lovers.'  Her defiance shines through in the soliloquy
 'Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?' Millard [and others] are good reasons to see this KING AND I."
-- Jay Weitz, The Other Paper

"Susan Millard...turns in another fine performance as Nancy.  Millard leads a bawdy rendition of 'Oom-pah-pah,' which opens the second act with saucy charm, and vibrantly delivers 'As Long As He Needs Me.'"
-- Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch 


Of Mozart's MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Opera Columbus...

“Susan Millard Schwarz’s portrayal of Marcellina was at once lush of vocal quality and confident of comedy.  She was particularly delicious when it is revealed that she is not Figaro's jilted lover but his mother instead.”   -- Steven C. Anderson, CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company), March 7, 2015

"...reminds me a LOT of Susan Millard Schwarz.  Elegant, professional, present...and hysterical!"
-- Sean-Edward Hall, Chicago-based actor