Susan Bullock is one of the world’s most sought-after dramatic sopranos. In recent seasons she has appeared as Wagner’s Brünnhilde at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon, Oper Frankfurt, Opéra de Lyon, the New National Theatre Tokyo, and with the Canadian Opera Company. She has also performed the role of Isolde in London, Frankfurt, Verona and Rouen.
This season Susan Bullock becomes the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at Royal Opera House appearing as Brünnhilde under Antonio Pappano as part of the London 2012 Festival. Later this season she returns in a new production of Gloriana to celebrate the Britten centenary. She also stars in the Philharmonia Orchestra's gala at the Royal Festival Hall under Sir Andrew Davis, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth.
"This was the night Susan Bullock claimed her place as Britain’s leading dramatic soprano. As Brünnhilde in Covent Garden’s revived Ring she blazed her way to the cataclysmic climax with an Immolation Scene that was as moving as it was commanding." (Evening Standard, October 2012)
"Susan Bullock, in her first complete cycle for the ROH and not a minute too soon, has extraordinary power, her voice ringing out from upstage even when her back is turned to us. She radiates tender emotion in every gesture, essential but by no means a given for this archetypal Wagner heroine." (The Observer, September 2012)
"With a fine cast led by that pearl among current Brünnhildes, Susan Bullock, and conducted by Mark Elder... this live 2011 concert recording of Die Walküre is a knockout." (The Observer, May 2012)
"The Brünnhilde was Susan Bullock, as always profoundly musical and bringing tears to one's eyes with the tenderness of phrasing that seems second nature to her. She is not a belt-it-out Wagnerian of the old school (thank goodness) but can soar above the orchestra when necessary. Her virtue is total absorption in the role and her diction is immaculate." (Die Walküre - Hallé, Sir Mark Elder - Opera Magazine, October 2011)
"Stunning in Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene from Wagner's Götterdämmerung, her voice soaringly, movingly direct. This is the kind of singer the Last Night should be celebrating." (The Guardian, September 2011)
“Bullock meets the role's massive vocal demands with a rippling dramatic soprano, displaying real mastery of dynamic and expressive extremes.” (The Opera Critic, March 2009)
“Susan Bullock’s Elektra is astonishing – her acting glint-eyed and obsessive, her singing turbo-charged, her stamina immense and her performance as intense as anything I’ve seen at Covent Garden this year.” (The Times, November 2008)
Susan Bullock leads a trio of HP soloists in Britten War Requiem in Taiwan
Susan Bullock sings four consecutive Ring Cycles at Royal Opera House
Bullock, Anger and Arwady appear in Der Ring des Nibelungen at Oper Frankfurt
Susan Bullock appears as Brünnhilde in Siegfried at Oper Frankfurt
Lilli Paasikivi and Susan Bullock perform with Berliner Philharmoniker
Susan Bullock and Janine Jansen perform in closing week of BBC Proms
Susan Bullock appears as Brünnhilde with The Hallé at Manchester International Festival