Susan Bullock

Susan Bullock’s unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after British dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014.

One of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise leading Susan Bullock to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. Appearances as Richard Strauss’ Elektra have brought her equal international acclaim and collaborations with some of the world’s leading conductors including Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Mark Elder and Edo de Waart.

In recent seasons, Susan Bullock continues to expand into new repertoire including debuts as Kostelnička (Jenůfa) for Grange Park Opera, Minnie (La fanciulla del West) for English National Opera, both Gertrude and The Witch (Hänsel und Gretel) for Opera North, and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd) for Houston Grand Opera. This season, Susan debuts as Klytaemnestra (Elektra) at Canadian Opera Company under Johannes Debus, returns to Grange Park Opera in Hänsel und Gretel, and creates the role of Liz Stride in the world premiere of Iain Bell’s Jack the Ripper for ENO. Following her debut as Mother in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek at the Edinburgh International Festival last season, Susan reprises this role at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York.

On the concert platform this season, Susan Bullock sings Britten’s War Requiem with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Mark Wigglesworth and returns to Wigmore Hall in their Late Night series with pianist Richard Sisson.