Susan Bullock (Salome) is now one of the world’s most sought after dramatic sopranos and in recent seasons she has appeared as Brünnhilde at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, with the Canadian Opera Company, at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon and at La Fenice. She has performed the role of Isolde in London, Frankfurt, Verona, Leeds and Rouen. The role of Richard Strauss’s Elektra has brought Susan Bullock particular international acclaim.
Other recent roles have included Marie in Wozzeck at Covent Garden under Daniel Harding, Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Bayerische Staatsoper, Lady Macbeth (Bloch’s Macbeth) in Vienna, Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber with Oper Frankfurt, and Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) for English National Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.
Susan Bullock’s concert work has been vast and diverse, and has recently included her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Mark Elder (Hänsel und Gretel); Schoenberg’s Erwartung with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson; the Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and with Zubin Mehta and the Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper. Susan Bullock made her official Wigmore Hall recital debut in 2005.
Recordings include Genièvre (Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus), and for Chandos Lady Billows(Albert Herring), Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna, and Magda (Menotti’s The Consul) with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra under Richard Hickox. She has released a recital disc with pianist Malcolm Martineau (which includes Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Prokofiev’s Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova).