Donna Anna „Don Giovanni“

With strong personalities, the women take the limelight.  Susan Gouthro develops her Anna more and more from a hysterical torn woman fluttering around numbed by whiskey, to one who is finally alone but who stands up for herself in life.  The way she masters this feared and multi-faceted role with warm tones and flexible coloratura is not to be taken for granted. 

Kieler Nachrichten - 2013

Eurydice „Orpheus in der Unterwelt“

Susan Gouthro with a very flattering opening number and an ideal figure makes an attractive Eurydice.

SHZ - 2013

Violetta „La Traviata“

The soprano gains attenion from the very beginning through her relaxed self-confidence.  Her clear, shining, powerful voice proves to match all the requirements of this challenging role.  Her regal presence is alive with clear contrasts: from the sudden rejection of her previous pleasurable desires to the frightening reality of her terminal illness.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2012


A wonderful pair of lovers in Massenet's Manon at the Opera House in Kiel!  Susan Gouthro succeeds with an impressive interpretation.  Her protrayal is great and especially touching.  How deeply and varied the Canadian Soprano interprets this exciting personality of the french music literature!

Orpheus - 2012

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Susan Gouthro with a lively timbre and praise-worthy in her text declamation.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2011

Marguerite „Faust“

Susan Gouthro lets her soprano voice as Marguerite gradually develop from a frail naive girl into one who is at the brink of madness, not without in between delivering a polished, sparkling rendition of the Jewel Aria. 

Kieler Nachrichten - 2010

Fiordiligi „Cosi fan Tutte“

The young singers perform wonderfully balanced ensembles and vocally as well as scenically very convincing figures.  Susan Gouthro, with her powerful and sparkling voice, fulfills all expectations of the challenging role of Fiordiligi.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2010

Musetta „La Bohème“

Susan Gouthro sings Musetta not only brilliantly luxurious, she also knows how to create a fabulous figure onstage.  Her racy Diva act for the jealous Marcello is first class Boulevard acting.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2010

Musetta „La Bohème“

Once more it becomes clear on this evening, what excellent singers are presented in Kiel.  Foremost is Susan Gouthro who, with her singing and acting combined, stands out amongst all her colleagues.  She presents this role, on the one hand as a big flirt, but on the other hand as a woman capable of deep feelings.  Proving her versatility is the fact that she alternates in this production between singing Musetta and Mimi.     

Der Neue Merker (Kritiken der Wiener Staatsoper) - 2010

Eva „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“

It is unusual how Hovenbitzer's directing, but especially the soprano Susan Gouthro, succeed in bringing the often pale figure of Eva more into the limelight. Gouthro creates her naive art, her inner-conflicts, and finally her shining happiness, perfectly.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2010

Liu „Turandot“

That the slave Liu, Puccini's secret heroine of the Opera, is forced to take her own life, strikes home especially to the listeners: Susan Gouthro, who in this forum has been very often praised for her lyrical soprano mastery, surpasses herself and everyone else with touching, subtle pianissimo tones.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2008

Maria „West Side Story“

Only the singing can help. And it pours forth from Susan Gouthro, who as Maria gives her Musical Debut, so crystal clear and fresh that this young girl in all her curiousity, passion and desire for life, suddenly becomes very real. 

Kieler Nachrichten - 2008

Marie „Die Verkaufte Braut“

That he keeps his Marie under watchful eye is completely understandable, because Susan Gouthro charms us with her lyric warm-hearted tones, her beautiful high notes and lots of temperament onstage.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2006

Donna Anna „Don Giovanni“

If then another young singer, namely the soprano Susan Gouthro, singing in opalescent colors whose beauty is matched by expressiveness, knows how to bring a challenging role like that of Donna Anna to burning embodiment – is the Mozart-Bliss, so many years not seen in this house, pretty much complete.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2004


With a shimmering vocal core, soprano Susan Gouthro was able to unfold her voluminous voice and enrapture the world of men around her; be it a little Roman Caesar here or a little page there makes no difference. Her Cleonilla is a bundle of nyphomanic energy, a female Don Giovanni, fully aware of the chaos in her wake.

Kieler Nachrichten - 2003

Cleonilla „Ottone in Villa“ – Vivaldi

Susan Gouthro is as Cleonilla an energy-charged Femme Fatale with an unbelievably powerful voice.

SHZ - 2003