SINGER and MODEL SUZANNE FATTA

has quickly become one of the most in-demand arts professionals in WNY since her recent return to Buffalo after 5 years in England. As a Contralto, Suzanne sings Bass with the world-famous Vivaldi's Women choir (dir. Richard Vendome) in Oxford UK, and pioneers the use of low female voices in opera often taking lead Baritone roles in Baroque operas. Harvard-educated, her Lecture-Recitals (selected by OPERA America as one of the top 15 National Opera Week 2014 events in the nation) are sell-out WNY audience favorites.

Ms. Fatta’s operatic roles, consort work and solos have taken her around North America and Europe, performing on top stages in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Malta and more. She served as both Alto and Tenor Section Leaders with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus under the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a featured singer in the documentary Peter Ackroyd’s Venice for SkyArts TV across Europe. A highly experienced performer, Suzanne's skills as a Contralto Soloist and Baritone Ensemblist are now in demand in New York; she is currently working with some of the top composers in the country to commission new Contralto repertoire, and to develop world-premiere operas.

Modeling under the name Carmina Suzanne, Ms. Fatta is a rising internationally published agency plus model and diversity advocate with top designer, magazine and runway credits including 5 magazine covers. Signed to one of the top plus agencies in the world (with representation in Germany, USA, France and Chile), she models in Paris, London, NYC, Miami, Venice, LA and more. She's the Face of a few campaigns with some of the top plus designers in the industry, and has even worked as Serena Williams' fit model at Burberry in London. In addition, in London she Event Managed/ Produced a number of fashion shows including Curves in Couture, the first plus-only show in British history. Carmina Suzanne continues to campaign tirelessly for plus, mature, petite and disabled models of all colors to be treated fairly in fashion.

An avid actress, Ms. Fatta is the Co-Founder of HIDden Theatre, a historical drama troupe started at The York Mystery Plays and debuted at The British Museum. While particularly gifted in Medieval drama and Victorian burlesque, Suzanne's passion for acting ranges through plays, opera and operetta, masked Greek drama, one-woman performance art, voice-overs, commercials and other forms. You may recognize her as the Geico Opera Diva; her local and national TV & radio advert for Geico Careers is a WNY favorite. 

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Suzanne is an internationally published author with many academic articles, poems, fashion reviews, interviews and more to her credit, including Volup2 Magazine in Paris. Her company MODAL Productions, a fashion and music mentoring firm specializing in diversity advocacy, was founded in 2014. Suzanne is dedicated to mentoring aspiring artists to meet the demands of the business world. She sits on Committees at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Board of Vivaldi’s Women, and is Co-Chair of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions for the Buffalo/ Toronto Region.

Ms. Fatta holds a dual Bachelors with Honors in Musicology & Vocal Performance, and Religion, from Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music, and trained at the doctoral level in Historical Performance Practice at the Eastman School of Music and the University of York (UK). In addition, she has a Masters in Medieval Studies from Harvard University, where she won a university-wide Teaching Award of Distinction for a Music Department course on Jazz, and held Research, Editorial and Personal Assistantships with the Chair of the Harvard Music Department. She taught in the Music and Religion Departments at Canisius College as well. Suzanne currently sings Tenor with Vocális Chamber Choir, and performs as a Mezzo & Contralto soloist with Buffalo Chamber Players, Music Niagara, Nickel City Opera, Camerata di Sant'Antonio, Opera Sacra, OperaBuffs of WNY, DIVA by DIVA (O’Connell & Company), The Opera Foundation of Buffalo, and several groups in Europe. Her Demo CD Brucia La Terra is out now, with a Live album coming out shortly.