I am a freelance Lyric Soprano soloist and teacher based in Chippenham, Wiltshire. I have enjoyed a varied career in both performance and music education.
As Artistic Director of Opera Sulis I perform as part of an ensemble of singers and as a soloist. I have a broad repertoire and enjoy singing as a guest soloist with choral societies, opera companies and for private events. My repertoire includes opera, sacred music, songs from the shows and jazz standards.
As an educator I work as a visiting singing teacher at St Mary’s School, Calne and Stonar School, Atworth both near to my home in Chippenham, where I have a private practise. I also help students prepare for entry into higher education with audition preparation and personal statement coaching. I am a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (FISM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS).
”Susan Coates made Laura’s main aria one of the most musical of the evening”
Rian Evans – Opera Magazine – Bath Opera – La Gioconda – Ponchielli
”Susan entertained the full house with a variety of well chosen light operatics, musicals and jazz classics that were a joy to listen to.”
***** Trip Advisor review – Opera Dinner at The Three Gables, Bradford-upon-Avon