Saran Suebsantiwongse – Baritone
Thailand’s foremost baritone, Saran was educated at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London where he was a Chevening Scholar in the Advanced Postgraduate Course in Opera Studies. He was also a recipient of the ‘Young Thai Musicians Scholarship Fund’ awarded by HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.
He sang the roles of Papageno, Donner and Gugliemo with the Bangkok Opera, Plutone with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Fiorello and Baron Duphol with the Singapore Lyric Opera. Additionally, Saran sang the lead role of Pan in a staged production of Bach’s Der Streit Zwischen Phoebus und Pan with the New York Baroque Soloists and made his European debut as Pisandre in Fauré’s Penelope and Second Man in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah at Wexford Festival Opera in 2005.
In 2007, he founded an opera/performing arts company, NUNi Productions, with an aim to create international standard performances in Thailand and also to provide more opportunities for young Thai artists to perform in professional productions. With NUNi Productions, Saran sang the roles of Count Almaviva, Gugliemo and Enrico (Il campanello) and MacHeath (Threepenny Opera). Recently, he also sang the lead in the World Premiere of The Lunch Box with IHOS Opera at the Ten Days On The Island Festival in Tasmania.
Also highly demand as a concert singer, Saran also appeared frequently in concerts including Mozart’s Requiem Paukenmesse and Tippett’s Child of Our Time with the Bangkok Opera, Chapentier’s Te Deum and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Louveciennes Chamber Choir and was the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with Shrewsbury International Choir and sang the role of Manoa in Handel’s Samson for the Bangkok Music Society.
Recently, he was appointed as the Professor of Voice at the Silpakorn University and received a full scholarship for the voice teacher training programme at the University of Music and Arts, Vienna.