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Susan Bullock

The soprano Susan Bullock is famous for her intepretations of Brünnhilde, Elektra, Isolde and other dramatic roles from the operatic world. Autumn 2019 she arrives Bergen to join Sweeney Todd as his bloodstained business partner Mrs. Lovett.

The British soprano Susan Bullock was educated at the London University, Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. She spent two years in the Glyndebourne chorus before winning the Kathleen Ferrier Prize in 1984, which led to her being offered roles by the English National Opera (ENO).

She made her role debut as Pamina in 1986, in Jonathan Miller’s The Magic Flute. Bullock has later made a speciality of Wagner and Richard Strauss heroines such as Brünnhilde, Elektra and Salome. She has also sung the title roles in Janácek's Jenufa and Katya Kabanová with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Jenufa in Israel and America.

She made her debut at both La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the title role of Richard Strauss' Elektra, which she also has performed at a wide range of renommated opera houses, like Frankfurt Oper, Wiener Staatsoper and Royal Opera House in London. She was also the soloist at the 2011 Last Night of the Proms, conducted by Edward Gardner, singing Brünnhilde from Götterdämmerung as well as the traditional Rule Britannia.

In recent seasons, she has extended her repertoire to include new roles such as the title role Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West (ENO) and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Houston Grand Opera. This role in Sweeney Todd also marks her first visit at Bergen National Opera.

Susan Bullock at the Proms in Royal Albert Hall (2011)