Posted on 23/07/2012
BMus Music, 1980 Royal Holloway College and Honorary Fellow
Susan Bullock is considered one of the world's leading dramatic sopranos, having sung in all major opera houses around the world. She sang at the Last Night of the Proms in 2011 and takes centre stage as Brunhilde in the Royal Opera’s Ring cycle. She sang the role opposite Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House in 2007. She has also sung Richard Strauss' Elektra to great acclaim at the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1984 and was immediately offered the opportunity to sing principal roles with English National Opera. At the same time she began to make regular appearances with the BBC and all the other major British orchestras and made an acclaimed debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Janacek's tragic heroine, Jenufa. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to opera.