Susan Bullock CBE

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 (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) 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 DerRingdes 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.

Susan Bullock’s vast and diverse concert work has included the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as working with Zubin Mehta and the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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 Mother and The Witch (Hänsel und Gretel) for Opera North, and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd) for Houston Grand Opera. This season, Susan debuts as Mother in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek at the Edinburgh International Festival and with Scottish Opera and, further ahead, adds Klytaemnestra (Elektra).

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