Susanna Hurrell | soprano
British soprano Susanna Hurrell made a critically acclaimed debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi under Nicola Luisotti in 2016. Most recently Hurrell returned to the Royal Opera House in 2018 as Micaela in Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen under Jakub Hrůša, and made her role debut as Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress for Opera Glass Works. She also performed in the revival of Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis for the Royal Opera House, a role she originated in 2016.
Previous highlights include include Mélisande with Norwegian National Opera, Adimira in Cavalli’s Erismena for the Festival d’Aix-en- Provence, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with The English Concert, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Opéra de Limoges, Norina (Don Pasquale) at Longborough Festival Opera, Cephise in Rameau’s Pigmalion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nymph in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Royal Opera House, Erisbe in Cavalli’s L’Ormindo with the ROH, and title role (cover) in Rodelinda for Scottish Opera.
On the concert platform, Hurrell has performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Storgårds, Britten Les Illuminations with the English Chamber Orchestra, the world premiere of David Oppenheimer’s Deborah with the Southbank Sinfonia, Handel’s Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Mozart Festival Orchestra; and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the BBC Singers. Previous highlights include Fauré’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kurt Weill’s From Berlin to Broadway with Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with András Schiff, and operatic arias for the Proms ‘Out and About’ event with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.