Headshot of soprano Susan Bullock (c) Frances Marshall 2023

Susan Bullock


Susan Bullock’s unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014.

Of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise leading Bullock to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. Appearances as Richard Strauss’ Elektra have brought her equal international acclaim and collaborations with some of the world’s leading conductors including Fabio Luisi, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Mark Elder and Edo de Waart.

Alongside her operatic achievements, Susan Bullock’s concert work has been extensive and diverse. She has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Zubin Mehta, for the Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

This season Susan Bullock will return to Oper Frankfurt for the first revival of Elektra under their new music director Thomas Guggeis. Additionally, she will debut as Kabanicha in Grange Park Opera’s Katya Kabanova, conducted by Stephen Barlow and joins New Zealand Opera singing the role of Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, under Lawrence Renes.

Last updated: 6th February 2024