Suzannah Clarke, Professional Opera Singer
Professional Soprano - Company Principal with English National Opera. Booked to sing in the Millennium at La Scala, Milan. Trained with Pavarotti's singing teacher. Sang the National Anthem solo at Wembley Euro 1996 in front of millions. Concert Work with BBC Phil, Glasgow Phil, Northern Simfonia. Sang at World Table Tennis Championships, Manchester, Alex Ferguson Charity Concert (Elizabeth Hardy Ferguson Trust) and Munich 1958 Memorial Service. Numerous other live & TV appearances
Born: Middlesbrough Lived in Manchester since: 1992 Place of residence: Victoria Park Secondary School: Stapyleton School, Middlesbrough Training: Royal Northern College of Music - Currently training with singing teacher Jeffrey Lawton, Middleton
What do you like most about Manchester?
I adore the architecture. if you look up on most street corners, you'll see something fantastic. I like Albert Sq, St Peters Sq, St Ann's Sq.
I like the vibrancy - it's very young here, always moving, there's always something to do, there's always life - and lots of music.
What sort of music do you like?
Everything from House and Rock to Verdi & Puccini
What's your least favourite thing about Manchester?
The parking attendants: I've collected parking fines like confetti!
Where do you like to go out?
The Midland on Saturday night, ice cream at the Slug & Lettuce - it's fantastic.
On Sunday I go to the Hidden Gem - After Mass, I have coffee & cakes in the church - Then I go for another coffee at the Cafe Uno on Albert Square - Sunday morning's coffee morning for me!
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