Susan Salms-Moss, a native of New York, has been pursuing a very busy career in Germany for the past fifteen years, singing in many theaters throughout the country as well as in Austria, France, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
She had moved to Germany after obtaining a degree in French literature from Brown University, in order to study music and voice there. At the Conservatory in Düsseldorf she studied with Astrid Varnay and even before graduation she made her professional debut as Amalia in Ballo in Maschera in Münster. The following year she was engaged there as the leading soprano.
Since then she has appeared as Katerina Ismailova in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at the Vienna Volksoper and in Münster, as Agathe in Freischütz in Graz, as Tosca and Katya Kabanova in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach, Frevonia in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitesh in Wiesbaden, the female lead in Judith Weir's Blond Eckbert in Würzburg, Emilia Marty in The Makropoulos Case as well as Jenufa in Regensburg and many leading roles in more standard repertory such as Leonora in Trovatore, the Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier and Alice in Falstaff.
Most recently she added Abigaille in Nabucco, Elektra and Salome to her performed repertoire.
Ms. Salms-Moss is also active in concert and has been heard in Handel's Messiah, the Verdi Requiem and the Brahms Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater as well as in recitals in Germany and France.