Susan Bickley - Mezzo-soprano at English National Opera

Susan Bickley


Susan Bickley trained at the Guildhall and was winner of the Singer Award at the 2011 RPS Awards.

Previously for ENO: Herodias Salome, Eduige Rodelinda, Twice Through the Heart, Juno Semele, Cassandra, Storgè Jephtha, Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Meg Page Falstaff, Dido/Sorceress After Dido, Mescalina Le Grand Macabre, Kabanicha, Anne Two Boys, Bird seller/Fortune teller Julietta, Eduige, Jocasta Thebans, Mother Between Worlds, Paulina The Winter’s Tale.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Auntie Peter Grimes (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia); Madre Al gran sole carico d’amore (Salzburg Festival/Staatsoper Berlin); Nourice Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Frankfurt Oper); Ghost The Last Supper (Staatsoper Berlin, BBCSSO/Brabbins); Kabanicha (Opéra de Paris); Herodias (San Francisco Opera); Geschwitz (De Vlaamse Opera); Kostelnicka, Baba the Turk, Mrs Grose (Glyndebourne); Irene Theodora, Ludmilla Bartered Bride, Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Babulenka The Gambler, Virgie Anna Nicole (ROH); Florence Pike Albert Herring (Toulouse); Ortrud, Kostelnicka, Brangäne (WNO); Virgie (NYCO); Mother Hansel and Gretel (Garsington); Storgè (Royal Danish Opera); roles for Opéra National du Rhin, Opera North, Netherlands Opera. Concert and recital engagements include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Proms, Edinburgh and Salzburg festivals, and Bridgewater Hall, with many of the world’s leading orchestras.

Recordings: range from Purcell and Handel to Adès and Benjamin.

Forthcoming: Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro (ENO); Kabanicha (Teatre dell’Opera di Roma); Cook Le Rossignol (WNO).

Last updated: 6th September 2019