Reviews

Colleen in FALLUJAH

“,,,played with devastating intensity by Suzan Hanson..” “…sung with a sterling radiance by LBO mainstay Suzan Hanson…”

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Térèse Raquin

“Suzan Hanson brought an irresistibly irking monstrousness to Madame Lisette Raquin.” LA Times Mark Swed

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MACBETH- at Chicago Opera Theater

In voice, body and dramatic movement Suzan inhabits Lady Macbeth with mesmerizing intensity. Her imperious beauty is a natural for the cameras, which miss nary a nuance crossing her expressive face.

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Difficulty of Crossing A Field

“Suzan Hanson is mad again as Mrs. Williamson. Hanson’s rich and subtle soprano (and her rich and subtle dramatic chops) entrance as they disturb.”

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THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER

“..the real star-turn performance is by Suzan Hanson as his wife, Marilyn. Her final scenes, and the ultimate “Stabat Mater–like” aria, are heartbreaking.”

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MACBETH

“The powerful and dramatic Suzan Hanson as his wife and co-conspirator, was a revelation.”

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THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

“Soprano Suzan Hanson is chillingly effective as the mysterious Madeline, not least when she frantically tries to escape the sealed coffin in which her brother imagines he has buried her alive.”

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THE PAPER NAUTILUS

“..it was a mesmerizing performance…the elevated (literally) imposing figure of Suzan Hanson in the speaking part of Madame Curie.”

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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT

“Brilliant soprano Suzan Hanson (one of the finest singing actresses anywhere on stage today) was Mrs. P, the sympathetic, coping wife who loves a man who sometimes cannot tell her from a hat.”

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LA VOIX HUMAINE

“Even more than most, this is a piece that lives or dies with its performer, and Sunday’s singer, soprano Suzan Hanson, brought Poulenc’s score irresistibly to life.”

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AINADAMAR

“Suzan Hanson, who is front and center for the entire 90 minutes, once again dominates the stage with an undeniably authoritative presence and a large, gleaming soprano.”

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THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FILED

“Mrs. Williamson, sung with powerful intensity by Suzan Hanson, rises and descends the pit elevator. She stands on stilts; her long skirt, which flows at an angle, is taller than she is.” Mark Swed LA TIMES

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MEDEA

“Determined, relentless, ruthless and dynamic, Medea is ready-made for Hanson.”

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