Jessye Norman & Susan Platts

Jessye Norman and Susan Platts: “We both go into the studio and enjoy music,” Platts later said of the many hours they spent working together.
New York, USA, 2005

Jessye Norman and Susan Platts: “We both go into the studio and enjoy music,” Platts later said of the many hours they spent working together. New York, USA, 2005

Susan Platts rehearses with The Toronto Chamber Orchestra in St Matthews United Church in Toronto. Toronto, Canada.

Susan Platts rehearses with The Toronto Chamber Orchestra in St Matthews United Church in Toronto. Toronto, Canada.

Protégé Susan Platts studies Ernest Chausson’s : "Poème de l'amour et de la mer".

Protégé Susan Platts studies Ernest Chausson’s : "Poème de l'amour et de la mer".

Susan Platts rehearses with conductor Mark Skazinetsky and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews United Church. Toronto, Canada.

Susan Platts rehearses with conductor Mark Skazinetsky and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra at St Matthews United Church. Toronto, Canada.

Protégée Susan Platts has a particular interest in the German repertoire. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2004

Protégée Susan Platts has a particular interest in the German repertoire. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2004

Protégée Susan Platts performs at a private concert with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mark Skazinetsky.

Protégée Susan Platts performs at a private concert with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mark Skazinetsky.

Susan Platts sings at a private concert, accompanied by the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mark Skazinetsky.

Susan Platts sings at a private concert, accompanied by the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mark Skazinetsky.

Susan Platts takes time out of her busy schedule to visit Toronto’s popular Kensington Market. Toronto, Canada.

Susan Platts takes time out of her busy schedule to visit Toronto’s popular Kensington Market. Toronto, Canada.

Susan Platts studies a score with her fiance Doug.

Susan Platts studies a score with her fiance Doug.

For mentor Jessye Norman and her protégée Susan Platts, singing is an exploration of the words.

For mentor Jessye Norman and her protégée Susan Platts, singing is an exploration of the words.