Artist Spotlight: Beethoven 9 Soloists

Meet the incredible soloists that will be performing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the MSO.

“Acclaimed for her ‘intuitive sensitivity’ (Montreal Gazette), ‘thrilling top range, rare breath control and an awesome legato’ (Globe and Mail), soprano Martha Guth has emerged onto the international classical music scene as a persuasive and passionate artist.  The young soprano has sung under the batons of world-renowned conductors such as maestros Seiji Ozawa, Helmut Rilling, Robert Spano, Richard Bradshaw.  On the concert stage, Martha has sung with the Bach Akademie Orchestra, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Hamilton Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic. She has been recorded live by the BBC in London, CBC radio /radio Canada and CBC Television”

Martha Guth


British-born Canadian mezzo-soprano Susan Platts brings a uniquely rich and wide-ranging voice to concert and recital repertoire for alto and mezzo-soprano.  She is particularly esteemed for her performances of Gustav Mahler’s works. In May of 2004, as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, world-renowned soprano Jessye Norman chose Ms. Platts as her protégée from 26 international candidates and she has continued to mentor her ever since

Susan Platts


Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan recently performed at the Metropolitan Opera as Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. At the Spoleto Festival he debuted as Mr. Friendly in the 18th-century ballad opera Flora, returning the next season as the Speaker in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other appearances have included the role of the Journalist in Berg’s Lulu and Fiorello in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, both at the Metropolitan Opera, Raymondo in Handel’s Almira with the Boston Early Music Festival, Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria; and Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival. Issued on the CPO label is his Boston Early Music Festival recording of the title role in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.

Tyler Duncan


Possessed of a rare high-tenor voice and a winning stage persona that comfortably embraces both comedic and dramatic roles, Marc Molomot enjoys an international career in opera and on the concert stage. Originally known for appearances with the world’s leading early music ensembles, and conductors including William Christie, John Eliot Gardiner, Nicholas McGegan, and Andrew Parrott, Mr. Molomot is now praised as “an excellent actor-singer” in repertoire of all eras.

Marc Molomot