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 for The Royal Opera Music/Erisbe and Nymph (Orfeo) at the Roundhouse, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) on the main stage, in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith and the title role in the world premiere of Sukanya on UK tour. In the 2017/18 Season she returns to sing Micaëla (Carmen) on the main stage.
Hurrell was born in London and trained at the Royal College of Music with Patricia Rozario and the National Opera Studio with Jeffrey Talbot. Engagements include Mélisande for English Touring Opera, Despina (Così fan tutte) for Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges, Norina (Don Pasquale) for Longborough Festival Opera, Céphise (Rameau’s Pigmalion) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Governess (The Turn of the Screw) with Nevill Holt Opera, NI Opera and the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre, Moscow, Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) for The Opera Group, Théâtre du Châtelet and Liceu, Barcelona, and Cephisa (Telemann’s Orpheus) for Classical Opera. For the London Handel Festival she has sung roles including Rodelinda, Rossane (Alessandro) and Amarilli (Il pastor fido).
Hurrell sings regularly in concert, her engagements including Fauré’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall (also recorded by EMI Classics), the Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the OAE, Kurt Weill: From Berlin to Broadway with Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with András Schiff and the world premiere of Oppenheimer’s Deborah with the Southbank Sinfonia.
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Susanna Hurrell, Emily Edmonds, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis
Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis
Ed Lyon, Rachel Kelly, Susanna Hurrell and Samuel Boden in L'Ormindo
Lucy Schaufer, Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis
Susanna Hurrell as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi
Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi, Susanna Hurrell as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi
Susanna Hurrell and Samuel Boden in L'Ormindo
Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Emily Edmonds in 4.48 Psychosis
Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Susanna Hurrell in 4.48 Psychosis
Susanna Hurrell in L'Ormindo