Suzanne Farrin is an internationally known composer and performer whose work has been brought to the concert hall and stage by preeminent musicians in Europe and the Americas. Farrin’s opera, Dolce La Morte, based on the love poetry of Michelangelo, was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it premiered in 2016 to critical raves. “Bringing out the shattering honesty of Michelangelo’s poetry, Ms. Farrin set the words to music of aching intensity,” The New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini wrote, hailing the piece as “an unforgettable performance.”
Farrin is a performer of the ondes Martenot, an early electronic musical instrument. She has played at venues such as the Abrons Arts Center in NYC and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and been featured in film and on television.
In 2019, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional creativity in the arts.
December 22, 2017
For La Dolce Morte, the piece recently restaged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Farrin turned to the 16th century love poems of Sistene Chapel artist Michaelangelo.