Susannah Haberfeld studied voice and acting at the Royal Northern Collage of Music in Manchester obtaining a B.A. (Hons) in Music. After completing her diploma at the Opera studio in Biel (Switzerland), engagements included the title role in ‘Saint Joan of the Slaughterhouses’, by Brecht/Fennigstein as well as in Bern and Luxemburg. During the season 2000/01 she sang at the Académie européenne de musique d'Aix-en-Provence in »Don Giovanni« (Director: Peter Brook, Conductor: Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding) and in »The magic Flute« (Third Lady) in Rouen, Caen, Padua and Lissabon and was appeared as Gioconda Farfalla in the world premiere of the specially-comissioned opera »Black Tell« for the National Swiss Expo.02.

In 2003 she guested as Nancy in ‚Martha’ in Hof (Germany) and was engaged at the Opera in Bern as Mercedes in »Carmen«, Nireno in »Julius Caesar« as well as Untos Frau in Aulis Sallinens Opera »Kullervo«. Further engagements took her to Opera Ireland, Dublin (Clomiri in Händels »Imeneo«, Mercedes in Calixto Bieto's »Carmen«), to Luzern, where she sang Prince Orlowsky in ‚Die Fledermaus’ and to Zürich’s Pocket Opera with »The Mikado« and »The Pirates of Penzance« (Gilbert & Sullivan).

In the spring of 2007 she sang the female lead role Dalilah in Saint-Saëns »Samson et Dalila« at the Berlin Philharmonie and during the Wiener Festwochen in Janáčeks »From the House of the Dead« (Patrice Chéreau, / Pierre Boulez). This Production is available on DVD and will go to La Scala, Milano and the Staatsoper Berlin in 2010. Since 2007 she has been part of the ensemble at the Opera House in Halle/ Saale (Germany) where roles have included Cherubino in »The marriage of Figaro«, Hänsel in »Hänsel und Gretel«, Stella in »Frau Luna«, Second Lady in »The Magic Flute« and Olga in »Jewgeni Onegin«. During the 2008 /2009 season she added La Zelatrice in »Suor Angelica«, Elf in Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s »Midsummernight’s Dream« (Ballet) and Madelaine in »Madame Pompadour«. She was also part of the Co-production between the Opera and the Handelfestival Halle, as Theresa in »Castratos – on the knife’s edge« director Hendirk Müller, conductor Barbara Rucha. The season 2009/10 starts with the part of Fatima in the contemporary opera »An Arabian Night« by Christian Jost and Dame Ragonde in Rossinis »Le Comte Ory« as well as the contemporary work »Wunderhorn« by Anno Schreier.

The season 2009/2010 ended with the Production »The Children of Mr. Handel« as part of the Handel Festival in Halle, and the lead in newly written Opera »Die Geburt des Täufers« by Jirki Linjama at the Carintischer Sommer, Austria as well as and the Verdi Requiem in Zürich, Bern and Luzern. The Production »From the house of the dead« by Leoš Janáčeks was also shown at La Scala Milano, conducted by Esa Pekka Salonen and in 2011 at the Deutsche Oper unter den Linden, Berlin under Sir Simon Rattle.

2011 she sang Mrs Sedley in Peter Grimes at the Opera Düsseldorf . January 2012 she will have her roledebut of Leokadja Begbick in »Mahagonny« by Brecht/Weil at the Oper Tel Aviv, Israel, directed by Omri Nitzan and conducted by David Stern.

Apart from her work as an opera singer, she also has considerable recital and concert experience and also works as a director for opera and theatre specialising in social projects.