Susan Eichhorn Young Soprano Teacher Blogger Such a Theatrical Journey!! Featured on Spotlight
Susan Eichhorn Young -Soprano-Teacher-Blogger- Such a Theatrical Journey!!
Featured on Spotlight: A path that's unquely Susan's! And in her time off, a glass of wine in the sun room with the love
of her life, Thomas Young.
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Susan Eichhorn Young-Such a Theatrical Journey!!
Susan's introduction to the world of theatre began as a child, as she carried to rehearsals the scripts for the plays her
dramaturge father was directing and producing. She became his assistant and often read lines for the actors who were not
at certain rehearsals! When she was 4, her dad needed a child extra for an opening scene and her feet hit the boards; and
the rest, as they say, is history!
Coming from a family steeped in theatrical tradition gave Susan a rich and multi-dimensional upbringing. She was
introduced to Shakespeare and Moliere, developing roles from Ophelia to Titania to a witch in the Scottish play,
and several leading ladies from Moliere's comedies. She has developed roles created by Tennessee Williams, Dan Greenberg, Neil
Simon, Anne-Marie McDonald, Sam Shepherd, Ken Ludwig and Tom Stoppard, to name just a few.
Some of Susan's earliest musical memories were listening to the radio and hearing Maria Callas singing Bellini's Norma, as
well as listening to Mahalia Jackson, Johnny Mathis, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday. She loved old movie
musicals and listened and watched the artistry of Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones and many
others. She began piano studies at the age of 8 and was on her way to becoming a pianist, rews, Shirley Jones and many
others. She began piano studies at the age of 8 and was on her way to becoming a pianist, with Horowitz, Ashkenazy and
Dinu Lipatti as inspirations.
Her voice and her piano walked hand in hand, until the many hours of piano practicing caught up and caused chronic
tendinitis and she had to make a choice between which to pursue more fully: she chose singing, or singing chose her! Her
voice took her from her theatrical roots of music theatre and carried her to opera and back to cabaret.
In pursuing these artistic developments, Susan realized that she had a great passion for teaching - a legacy frm her father -
and began exploring that path which paralleled her performance studies.
She has somehow combined being a mother and a wife with developing a performance and directorial and
teaching/adjudicating/workshop career throughout North America, Europe and China. She has earned three diplomas from the
Royal Conservatory of Music, in piano performance, voice performance and vocal pedagogy; a Bachelor of Music in Voice
Performance with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters of Music in Voice Performance and
Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked with- and studied under- coaches and teachers and
directors in all aspects of the business from all over the world in master classes, workshops, summer intensives, and
private coaching and mentoring.
She has sung operatic roles in concert halls and opera houses from Purcell's Dido, to Mozart's Countess and Fiordiligi,
to Puccini's Musetta and Suor Angelica, to world premiere's like Jaffe's Mary Shelley Opera.
She has performed in the theatrical works of Sondheim and Kurt Weill, as well as Rogers and Hart, Cole Porter, Irving
Berlin, George Gershwin, to Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, Leonard Bernstein, Kander & Ebb, and more!
Her love of the intimacy of the cabaret stage has led to critical acclaim and she has developed characters in French and
German and American cabaret, including giving a world premiere to Chester Biscardi's Modern Love Songs in her native
Canada with pianist Mark Payne. Her top selling cabaret album, Taking My Turn, recorded with award-winning music
director/pianist Alan Johnson, is available worldwide, and was produced by Grammy-award winning tenor, Thomas Young.
She has directed and been artistic director for galas, operas and music theatre - from Mozart's Magic Flute to Bernstein's
Trouble in Tahiti, to Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.
Currently Susan has a thriving private studio in New York City, where she works with singers in opera, music theatre,
jazz, pop/rock and the recording industry, and a satellite studio in Toronto. She writes an
online blog about the theatre and she teaches at CAP21, the Music Theatre studio at Tisch School of the Arts,
Did you know that people in Thailand had trouble pronoucing the name Ralph?
The Thais can flip their tongues very well when they pronounce the letter R,
but they have a lot of difficulty putting R and L together in one word.
Because Ralph's name contains both letters, it made the Thais shy away
from saying it. When someone made an attempt, her concern was put so much
upon saying the L right, so, Ralph often answered to Rahp, Rahb, Laab;
or, in an extreame case of a Thai with a British accent - Rawllllf.
His wife's uncle, notorious for deliberately playing on words, made
it easier and convenient for himself and others by coming up with an
unusal name for him. Ralph didn't mind at all since it is one of
his favorite foods of all time - Laabmoo (laab-moo). Frequently
made at home, Laabmoo is a spicy pork salad in the 'yum' family,
perfected by the balance of lime juice, nampla sauce, tiny red
chili, and roasted ground rice, and garnished with fresh mint
leaves. One shouldn't have Laabmoo without Kaoniew (kao-niew)-
steamed scented sticky rice.
Ralph's thinking about making Laabmoo his middle name!
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