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Susan Lageson Lundholm is an active opera, concert and oratorio singer throughout the United States. She has performed major operatic roles such as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Norina in Don Pasquale, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte with such groups as the Chicago Opera Theater, the Fox River Valley Symphony, the Maine Opera Association, and Florida's Brevard Opera-in-Concert. She has been a winner and finalist in numerous competitions including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, the Rose Ray Thomas Competition, the Illinois Opera Guild Auditions, the NATSAA Competition, and the Emma Roe Competition. In 1986, she performed a nationally broadcast solo recital on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. Her solo/orchestral repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's The Seasons, Creation, and Lord Nelson Mass, Mahler's Fourth Symphony, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion, St. Luke Passion, and St. Mark Passion performed with such groups as: the Rockefeller Chapel Concert Series, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival in Chelan, WA, the Bach Aria Group Festival in Long Island, NY, the Woodstock Mozart Festival, the Harper Symphony Orchestra and the Harper Festival Chorus. She is the principal soprano soloist at Chicago's Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke in their Bach Cantata Series.
Susan holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and a master's degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University. She has been an apprentice artist to the Maine Opera Association and the Des Moines Metro Opera and was awarded fellowships to the Bach Aria Festival and Institute and to the Blossom Music Festival. She is currently on the voice faculty at Harper College, College of Lake County, and Palatine High School.