English soprano Susanna Hurrell made her Royal Opera debut in 2014, singing Music/Erisbe in The Royal Opera’s production of L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe. She has since returned to sing Music/Erisbe and Nymph (Orfeo) for The Royal Opera at the Roundhouse. In the 2015/16 Season she sings Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for The Royal Opera on the main stage.
Hurrell was born in London and trained at the Royal College of Music with Patricia Rozario and at the National Opera Studio with Jeffrey Talbot. For the London Handel Festival she has sung roles including Rodelinda, Rossane (Alessandro) and Amarilli (Il pastor fido). Other roles have included Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) for The Opera Group, Maid (The Crocodile) for Grimeborn Festival, Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) for Opera de Baugé and Dido (Dido and Aeneas) with the English Concert.
Hurrell sings regularly in concert, her engagements including Messiah with the English Chamber Orchestra, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Oxford Philomusica and the world premiere of Oppenheimer’s Deborah with the Southbank Sinfonia.