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Susanna Hurrell



Susanna Hurrell in action.
Susanna Hurrell as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi © ROH 2016. Photographer Bill Cooper

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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Ravi Shankar's opera Sukanya to receive world premiere in May 2017

29 September 2016
Ravi Shankar's opera <em>Sukanya</em> to receive world premiere in May 2017

The late composer's only opera will tour the UK in a new co-production with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Leicester's Curve theatre.