Suzan named Best Opera Diva by LA Weekly

” Suzan Hanson is a diva among divas. In recent years with Long Beach Opera, the soprano has portrayed a variety of repressed, uptight women, such as presidential wife Pat Nixon in John Adams’ Nixon in China and the confused mother of a U.S. soldier with PTSD in Fallujah. When Hanson opens her mouth, her characters’ hopes, fears, desires and secret thoughts come pouring out in a mellifluous rush of unbridled emotions that is amplified further by Hanson’s persuasive acting and intensity.”            —Falling James, LA Weekly