Posted on 09/09/2011
Renowned British opera singer and College alumna Susan Bullock is to appear at the Last Night of the Proms tomorrow (Saturday 10 September).
The leading dramatic soprano will perform a traditional rendition of Rule, Britannia! at the Royal Albert Hall during the closing night of the world famous Proms series.
Last Night of the Proms live events take place at Hyde Park in London, Caird Hall in Dundee, Castle Park in Bangor (County Down) and Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields in Caerphilly, each with their own starry line-ups, BBC Orchestras and presenters. Each concert culminates in a live big-screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall as all are invited to join soprano Susan Bullock singing the Sound of Music's Climb ev'ry mountain and Carousel's You'll Never Walk Alone.
Susan Bullock gained a BMus in Music from Royal Holloway in 1980. She went on to continue her studies at The Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, with her enormous potential recognised early in her career when she was awarded first prize in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1984. She is now recognised as a leading dramatic soprano of her generation with performances spanning the globe.
She returned to perform at Royal Holloway with fellow sopranos Dame Felicity Lott and Sarah Fox for a special concert to mark the Silver Jubilee of the merger of Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges last November. She also recently performed the first verse of the National Anthem, accompanied by the Choir of Royal Holloway during celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of the College and the Silver Jubilee of its merger with Bedford College in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London.
- There will be live coverage of the Last Night of the Proms on BBC One and BBC Two on Saturday 10 September from 7.30pm.