CANDIDE at Long Beach Opera!

Suzan is excited to sing The Old Woman in CANDIDE for Long Beach Opera, working once again with inventive director David Schweizer, conductor Kristof Van Grysperre, and a small cast of talented singer actors.
Three performances only! - at the Center Theater, Long Beach.

“Suzan Hanson  displays comic panache in multiple parts, including as the Baroness and the Old Woman who is, literally, the butt of jokes because she only has one buttock. Although the reason why is alluded to but never quite explained onstage, one can imagine Voltaire devoting a half-assed novella to the saga as to how this came about. In any case, the fact that Hanson can play such frivolous characters, as well as Marilyn Klinghoffer, the wife of the terror victim in the aforementioned LBO production, is a testament to this soprano’s range and talent.”                          People’s World, Ed Rampel