Biography

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Susana Gómez was born in Oviedo (Spain) where she studied Philology and obtained a postgraduate degree in Literary theory. She also trained as a pianist and actor and she has got a MA in Theatre Directing at Middlesex University (London) and GITIS (Moscow) with focus on physical theatre and Meyerhold directing techniques.

Throughout her career, Susana Gómez has directed more than twenty productions of opera, zarzuela and theatre plays. Among her credits as a stage director for opera and we find Pelléas et Mélisande (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires), Turandot (Gran Teatre del Liceu), Don Giovanni (Teatro Municipal, Lima), Brundibar (Teatro Real, Madrid), La Traviata (Festival Internacional de El Escorial), Norma (Festival Internacional de Peralada), Carmen (Festival de Santa Florentina), and Un ballo in Maschera (Ópera Oviedo).

She is very acquainted with the zarzuela repertoire from which she has staged El dúo de La Africana (Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid), Marina (Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo), La Gran Vía (Teatro Reina Victoria, Madrid) o Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente, among others.

Her love for cross-genres in theatre has led her to work with musical ensembles, actors and singers in order to create new shows: El payaso y la Estrella (with Orquesta Sinfónica de Extremadura) Salon Kraus: Últimos días de la humanidad (with Wiener kammersymphonie); Odisea negra (with the Ensemble Chimera); Winterreise Zender/Schubert (with Sonido Extremo); Jardín Secreto (with Luis Delgado Ensemble) and Eolo and Friends (with Andreas Prittwitz and Orquesta Nacional de España).

She is preparing new projects of contemporary opera and musical theatre.

She has acquired her skills on the stage by working with some outstanding directors such as Hansgünther Heyme, Willy Decker, Gustavo Tambascio, Claus Guth and David McVicar.

From 2014 she has collaborated with Alex Ollé as associate director in his opera productions Idomenée, Madama Butterfly, Pélleas et Mélisande, La Bohème, Mefistofele, Alceste and Jeanne d´arc au bûcher.

She is the author of several stage adaptations, scripts, translations and librettos.