Opera and chamber music singer Susan Narucki has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Symphony, MET Chamber Ensemble, on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, and has performed at Carnegie Hall with conductors such as Boulez, Levine, Salonen, Tilson Thomas, de Leeuw and Knussen. A dedicated advocate of the music of our time, she has given over one hundred world premieres, and collaborated with composers including Andriessen, Kurtág, Carter, Dusapin and Crumb. Her album The Light that Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (New World), recorded with pianist Donald Berman, was selected as Editor's Choice of BBC Music Magazine.
Having served as a UC San Diego music professor, her bi-national chamber opera about human trafficking, Cuatro Corridos, was released as an album in 2016, earning a Latin Grammy nomination the following year.
Narucki appeared in the 2018 stage production of Inheritance, playing Sarah Winchester of the Winchester repeating rifle family. A soundtrack album was released in September 2020 by Albany Records. She sings from compositions by Lei Liang (with whom she worked on 2013's Cuatro Corridos, concerning trafficking of women across the U.S.-Mexico border) and Matt Donovan’s libretto.
(Photo: Joe Henson, courtesy http://www.susannarucki.net)