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TEDxLosGatos - Susan Gundunas - Opera, a thrilling and authenticate art form

Susan Gundunas, Opera Singer, Actress and Voice TeacherSusan Gundunas is a critically acclaimed soprano, actress and voice teacher. She grew up in Los Altos, California and began singing and dancing as a child at her parent's Greek nightclub, The Balkan Villiage. Susan graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Theatre Arts and began her acting career at San Jose Repertory Theatre. After being heard by acclaimed conductor, George Cleve, he highly encouraged her to study classical voice. Susan continued her studies at University of Connecticut and San Jose State University. She was discovered by internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Irene Dalis, who awarded her the position of resident artist with Opera San Jose. Susan has sung over 40 leading operatic roles and performed in concerts and recitals across the United States and abroad. Recently Susan has written, performed and recorded two solo recitals "Life, Love and Motherhood " and "All the World's a Stage". Her career highlights include the role of Carlotta in the Harold Prince production of Phantom of the Opera, the role of Ellen from the opera Nosferatu written by Alva Henderson and Dana Gioia, and singing the Herzogin von Parma under the baton of Kent Nagano in Busoni's Doktor Faust. When not performing, Susan teaches voice privately in San Francisco and is on the voice faculty in the music department at UC Berkeley.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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