Born in Trieste, Rita Susovsky studied piano with Maureen Jones, graduating at the G. Tartini Conservatory in her native town, and singing, with Adriana Rognoni at the C. Pollini Conservatory in Padua. She also studied organ, organ composing and percussion instruments at the G. Tartini Conservatory, supporting these music studies with a pedagogy course at the University of Trieste.
She refined her singing studies attending postgraduate courses held by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Petre Munteanu, Mario Del Monaco, and also by Giorgio Favaretto at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena where she obtained a certificate of merit. Later on she completed and enhanced her studies with maestro Aldo Danieli, choir conductor at La Fenice Theatre in Venice, at the Verona Arena and at the S. Francisco Opera House in the USA.
After the first artistic years as a pianist, she completely devoted herself to singing, winning some important international competitions and debuting in Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte”. Afterwards she performed at the major Italian theatres (Regio Theatre in Turin, Comunale of Bologna, Regio Theatre in Parma, La Fenice in Venice, Massimo in Palermo, Bellini in Catania, San Carlo in Naples, Valli in Reggio Emilia, Filarmonico in Verona, Verdi in Trieste, Comunale of Treviso, Comunale of Modena, etc.), guided by important orchestra conductors (G. Gavazzeni, G. Gelmetti, Z. Pesko, D. Oren, M. De Bernard, G. Patanè, B. Bartoletti, S. Ranzani, R. Norrington, M. Arena, M. Rosenthal, R. Clemencic, N. Bareza, etc., ….), along with great artists (such as M. Devia, L. Serra, K. Ricciarelli, D. Dessi, C. Gasdia, G. Banditelli, L. Cuberli, D. Mazzuccato, D. Mazzola, S. Ramey, D. Alvarez, M. Pertusi, G. Surjan, A. Corbelli, W. Matteuzzi, A. Antoniozzi, etc.). She also sung as a soloist in various symphonic and concert seasons for RAI, the Italian broadcasting company, in Rome and Milan (with the orchestra and the choir of RAI), recording also for RAI, Radio France, and Belgian, Dutch, Swiss, Slovene and Croatian broadcastings.
She performed at the most prestigious concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Korea and United States. She recorded for Fonit-Cetra, Warner-Nuova Fonit-Cetra, Ares and Carrara. Her musical preparation and skills allowed her to perform a wide repertoire (from Baroque to contemporary music); in particular she has been the first absolute performer of operas and compositions by twentieth century authors, such as “Atomtod” by Giacomo Manzoni at the Regio Theatre in Turin. Winner of the Ministry of Education’s National Competition with the highest artistic score, she is now a regular singing teacher at the G. Tartini Conservatory in Trieste.
Thanks to a solid and authoritative technical preparation for educational purposes, achieved with important professional experiences and traineeship concerning also relaxing techniques (such as Feldenkreis and Alexander), she holds master-classes and seminars at prestigious conservatories, academies and universities in Italy, France, England, Spain, Belgium, Estonia, Turkey, Serbia and China. She has also been chosen as a committee member for some national and international singing competitions.
Her teaching method has allowed her pupils (coming from Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Germany, England, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Canada, USA and China) to reach considerable improvements in their voice emission, resolving possible problems in this sense and learning a safe and excellent vocal technique. Some of her best pupils have today an international artistic career. Recently she has been given the title of Adjunct Teacher at the Music Department of the University of Science and Technology of Liaoning (China). She has also obtained the seal of the town of Trieste for her artistic and educational prestige.