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Susan R. DunnSusan R. Dunn

Title: Professor of the Practice
Office Location: 075 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3323
Email Address: opera@duke.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesdays 12:30-1:00, Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 or by appointment

Education

  • M.Mus. Indiana University at Bloomington, 1980
  • B.A. Hendrix College, 1976

Duties:

Teach voice, direct opera workshop, serve as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Grammy Award, "Best Choral Recording of 1988", Verdi, Requiem, 1988
  • Pick of the Year, Verdi, Requiem, Gramophone Magazine, 1988
  • "The Best of the New Generation: Men and Women Under 40 Who Are Changing America", Esquire Magazine's, January 1984
  • Richard Tucker Foundation Award Winner, 1983
  • WGN-Opera on the Air Award, First Place, Chicago, IL, 1983
  • D'Angelo Young Artist Award, First Place, 1981
  • G.B. Dealey-Dallas Morning News Young Artist Awards, First Place, 1981
  • Luciano Pavarotti-Opera Company of Philadelphia Young Artist Award Winner, 1981
  • Metropolitain National Council Auditions, Winner, 1981

Selected Professional Work:

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    Recordings

  • S. Dunn. Verdi, Giovanni D'Arco, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale, Bologna, with Riccardo Chailly.  Home Vision Video, 1992 . (VHS and Laserdisc)
  • S. Dunn. Wagner, Die Walkure, Act I, Pittsburgh Symphony, with Lorin Maazel.  Telarc, 1991 .
  • S. Dunn. Mahler, Das klagende Lied, RSO Berlin, with Riccardo Chailly.  London/Decca, 1991 .
  • S. Dunn. Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, RSO Berlin, with Riccardo Chailly.  London/Decca, 1990 .
  • S. Dunn. Susan Dunn: Beethoven, Verdi, and Wagner Arias, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, with Riccardo Chailly.  London/Decca, 1988 .
  • S. Dunn. Verdi, Requiem, Atlanta Symphony, with Robert Shaw.  Telarc, 1987 .
  • S. Dunn. Beethoven, Mass in C, RSO Berlin, with Riccardo Chailly.  London/Decca, 1987 .
  • S. Dunn. Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, with Riccardo Chailly.  Home Vision Video, 1986 .

   Commissions:

  • Susan Dunn: Performances/Directorships, 1996 - 2012, 2012/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 2010 - 2011, 2011/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • In the Spotlight, Parents' and Families' Weekend Concert, 2010/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • By Sondheim!, 2009/11/22
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Die Fledermaus,, 2009/04/18
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 2000 - 2009, 2009/01/01
    with David Heid; Scott A. Lindroth; Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 2005, 2005/01/01
    with David Heid; Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1999, 1999/01/01
    with David Heid; Dr. Gregory Mason; Susan R. Dunn; Triangle Brass Band
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1998, 1998/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1997, 1997/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1996, 1996/01/01
    with Frank Bridge; Jonathan E. Bagg; Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1995, 1995/01/01
    with Duke Wind Symphony; Jane Hawkins; Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1994, 1994/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1992, 1992/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1991, 1991/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, RSO Berlin, 1990/01/01
    with Riccardo Chailly; Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1990, 1990/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1989, 1989/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Susan Dunn: Performances, 1986 - 1988, 1988/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn

   Directing:
  • Parents' and Families' Weekend Concert, Nelson Music Room, 1996-2010
    In the Spotlight: A concert of solo and small ensemble works by students.

   Other Activities:
  • Hugo Wolf Mörike Lieder, 2011/02/01
    with J. Wustman.; S. Dunn; Susan R. Dunn; T. Potter
  • Moerike Lieder, 2010/01/01
    with J. Wustman.; S. Dunn; Susan R. Dunn; T. Potter
  • Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani, Orchestra del Teatro Communale, Bologna, 2005/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Verdi, Giovanni D'Arco, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale, Bologna, 1992/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Mahler, Das klagende Lied, RSO Berlin, 1991/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Wagner, Die Walkure, Act I, Pittsburgh Symphony, with Lorin Maazel., 1991/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Beethoven, Verdi, and Wagner Arias, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 1988/01/01
    with Susan R. Dunn
  • Beethoven, Mass in C, RSO Berlin, with Riccardo Chailly, 1987/01/01
    with Riccardo Chailly; Susan R. Dunn
  • Requiem, Atlanta Symphony, 1987/01/01
    with Robert Shaw.; Susan R. Dunn
  • Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 1986/01/01
    with Riccardo Chailly; Susan R. Dunn

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