Suzanne Vinnik has appeared with some of the leading regional opera houses and international concert stages throughout her career and has been praised by the New York Times as a "voice notable for its dramatic nuance" and described by Opera News as "Refreshing...[With] beautifully molded, vividly communicative phrasing."
Ms. Vinnik's varied engagements have included performances at Florida Grand Opera as Violetta in La traviata; Musetta for Nevada OperaTheatre, Opera North, and the Castleton Festival under the baton of the late Lorin Maazel and Mimi with New Jersey Festival Orchestra in La bohème; Pittsburgh Opera as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel; Lyric Opera Virginia and Opera Las Vegas as Micaëla in Carmen; Ricky Ian Gordon's Orpheus & Eurydice in San Antonio and most recently, Nedda in Pagliacci with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.
Recent concert successes include her Russian debut under the auspices of The US State Departmentat The Stanislavsky Theater under the baton of Maestro Constantine Orbelian, a private concert for the US Ambassador at the SPASO House in Moscow accompanied by Craig Rutenberg and The Saratov Opera & Ballet sharing the stage with fellow American and Russian singers and LoftOpera’s Verdi concerts in Brooklyn and New York City. Other notable concert engagements include the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s opening night gala, “Operatic Love”, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with Rogue Valley Symphony throughout Oregon, featured performances with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (NRK), as a “Star of the Future” at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival (Norway), before Congress and Vice President Biden at the CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) Gala in Washington DC, “Auld Lang Syne III” and in concert with Jackie Evancho with Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, “Family Concerts” presented by Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Hoku Concert Series in Hawaii, Henderson Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Ocean City Pops, Umbria Jazz Festival and appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in addition to solo recitals presented by Sun Valley Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Red Scarf Society in Northern California and the Hoku Concert Series in Hawaii.
Ms. Vinnik is a recipient of the Georg Solti Foundation Grant, the Olga Forrai Foundation Grant, and the Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award. She was a major prize winner in the Opera Index Inc. and the first prize winner in the New Jersey Verismo Opera Competition and American Prize for Opera for two years in a row. She received second prize in the Gerda Lissner International Competition, third prize from Liederkranz Foundation and Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, Audience Favorite & Fourth Prize from Palm Beach Opera and was an international finalist and award winner in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. Other accolades include George London Foundation Encouragement Award, numerous prizes from the Marcello Giordani Foundation and various grants from The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, Giulio Gari Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and Nevada Arts Council.
She is an alumnus of the Opera Studio di Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy where she studied and performed under the tutelage of Renata Scotto. She holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University with additional studies at Mannes College of Music.
In addition to singing, she is an entrepreneur and influencer in classical music having created the popular Shoperatic.com (a network marketplace of over 10k female opera singers), joined Sing For Hope as a cultural affiliate and is a published writer and photographer.