It is a delight to have Susanne Horsburgh back performing with the Society in Princess Ida. Susanne last appeared with DGASS in The Mikado in 2018 when she played Ko-Ko opposite Robin Ozög’s Katisha, a change of casting which came as a surprise to many but worked extremely well.
Susanne had sung in Mikado twice before, even as a karate-fighting Pitti‑Sing with Cat-Like Tread in their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe production. Previously with Dunfermline G&S Susanne played Phoebe in The Yeomen of the Guard and Mad Margaret in Ruddigore, a role she just loved.
Apart from singing G&S, in recent years Susanne’s niche seems to have been playing every trouser role going with Opera Camerata, starting with Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann and Orestes in La Belle Hélène. Even though she really prefers wearing glamorous frocks, people keep telling her she wears the trousers rather well.
Working as a fundraiser during the week, dabbling in dressmaking, millinery and costuming shows in her spare time, on a Sunday morning you can usually find Susanne in the choir stalls of St Giles’ Cathedral pretending to be a soprano.
[from the 2022 programme]
Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society
|The Yeomen of the Guard