Susan Hellman Spatafora

Susan Hellman Spatafora
Residency Dates: May 24 – June 2, 2016

Susan Hellman has a strong background in grants administration, having previously worked in New York City for the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, GHS Philanthropy Management and The Paul Klebnikov Fund, among others.  She currently serves as the Arts & Development Associate for St. Petersburg Opera Company in Florida.

Ms. Hellman divides her time between her arts administration and development career, and her performing career as an operatic soprano.

Ms. Hellman has performed several roles with the St. Petersburg Opera, most notably the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah, Micaëla in Carmenand Mimi in La Bohème.  She was also recently heard as soprano soloist in Andrea Clearfield’s The Long Bright with North Carolina’s Women’s Voices Chorus.  Known for her winning interpretations of Puccini’s soprano heroines, Ms. Hellman has performed Mimi in La Bohème with Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, as well as Cio-Cio San inMadama Butterfly with Central City Opera.  She has received awards in the Palm Beach Opera Competition and Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition. Ms. Hellman received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, and Master’s degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.

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