Susannah Wapshott studied Music at Manchester University, followed by scholarships to the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She began working at Scottish Opera as a junior répéiteur in 2008 and is now on the permanent music staff, having worked on more than 40 productions. She made her conducting debut with Carmina Burana at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since been assistant conductor at Scottish Opera for Katya Kabanova, Greek, The Trial, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Macbeth, and music director/pianist for the critically acclaimed small-scale tours of Carmen, La traviata, Rodelinda, and Macbeth. Also, as Scottish Opera’s associate chorus master, she has prepared the chorus for Rigoletto, Edgar, The Marriage of Figaro, L’amico Fritz, Il trovatore, and Orfeo ed Euridice (BBC Radio 3 broadcast). Wapshott was recently appointed music director for the Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and was invited to conduct the Grampian Youth Orchestra. She was music director for Edinburgh Grand Opera (2014-2017), conducting L’elisir d’amore and La bohème.