Biography

 

Susan Amisano is well known in New York state’s Southern Tier as a soloist and teacher.  Her wide range of performances includes opera, musical theater, recitals, weddings, funerals, bar/bat mitzvahs and social functions. Recently, Ms. Amisano has decided to concentrate on teaching and performing more in smaller venues. She is now available for engagements at a variety of  “joyous and solemn occasions.’

Ms. Amisano completed her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from SUNY Binghamton at Harpur College in December of 2009 and is a 1999 graduate of the Resident Artist Training Program at Tri Cities Opera in Binghamton, N.Y.

Ms. Amisano has sung many leading roles with Tri Cities Opera (TCO), including Norma (Norma), Countess Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Mimi (La Boheme), Micaela (Carmen), and most recently, the mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Susan Amisano carolingA frequent performer in the New York’s Southern Tier, she has sung title roles in The Merry Wives of WindsorCandideThe Medium and Hansel and Gretel with Ithaca Opera; as well as performances with the Summer Repertory Company of the Finger Lakes, including As the World Goes RoundCloser Than Ever, and Lili in The Secret Garden. Ms. Amisano has also sung the Countess Ceprano in Rigoetto with Glimmerglass Opera.  Her numerous concert credits with the Elmira Symphony include Handel’s Messiah, and his Israel in Egypt and Faure’s Requiem.

After graduation from college, Ms. Amisano taught music in the Binghamton/Elmira area for several years. In 1985, she opened her own studio of vocal and piano instruction, which has grown to nearly 50 students.

Also that year, Ms. Amisano became the Cantorial Soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel in Elmira, a position she still holds today.
Ms. Amisano served as the Director of Music at Lake St. Presbyterian Church from 1984 to 1994, and produced the church’s annual art series. In 1994, she was named Director of Music at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira, and served until 2001. She is currently Director of Music at the Dominican Monastery in Elmira, N.Y.