London-born soprano Susanna Hurrell is highly regarded as one of the most versatile singers of her generation. Since her critically acclaimed debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Lauretta Gianni Schicchi in 2016, her pure, clear tone and warm stage presence have garnered praise from audiences and critics throughout Europe and the UK.
Most recently Hurrell made her role debuts as Gretel, Hansel and Gretel for the English National Opera / Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park and Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Opera Glass Works at Wilton’s Music Hall. She also sang Micaela in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Carmen at the ROH, Mélisande, Pelleas et Mélisande at the Norwegian National Opera and Aldimira in Cavalli’s Erismena for the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Equally at home with contemporary repertoire, she recently sang Isabel in the Russian premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at the Mariinsky Concert Hall, and in Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis for the ROH, Prototype Festival in New York and Opéra national du Rhin, a role she originated in 2016. In 19/20 season, Hurrell will make her role debut as Cleopatra, Giulio Cesare and reprise the title role of Ravi Shankar’s only opera Sukanya with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
On the concert platform, Hurrell has recently performed Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Les Illuminations with the English Chamber Orchestra, the world premiere of David Oppenheimer's Deborah with the Southbank Sinfonia, Dido Dido and Aenas with The English Concert, Handel Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Mozart Festival Orchestra; and Bach Mass in B Minor with the BBC Singers.
Susanna Hurrell is represented worldwide by Intermusica.