Susan Larson began singing professionally in Boston in 1967, and anchored her musical life at Emmanuel Church with friend and mentor Craig Smith. In 1980 Smith and Larson met director Peter Sellars, whose collaborations lead the soprano to sing roles in Handel’s Saul and Orlando, as well as originating the roles of: Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, which she repeated at the Theater der Welt festival in Stuttgart; Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in Barcelona; and Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the PepsiCo Festival in New York as well as in Paris, Brussels and Berlin. The Sellars-Smith productions were filmed for London Records and are available to view on Netflix. She also sang at the Bolshoi in Moscow in Sarah Caldwell’s production of Robert Di Domenica’s The Balcony, received a Boston Critic’s Award for her performances in The Boys from Syracuse at the American Repertory Theater, as well as premiering several works by composer John Harbison, among other significant musical achievements. In retirement, Larson worked as music writer for the Boston Globe from 1995 to 2000, as well as a singing teacher and lecturer. She is a published author. Her book “Sam (a Pastoral),” published in 2012, is available for online purchase, and she is now finishing a new book, an operatic murder mystery.