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Susanna Hurrell

Soprano

  • British soprano Susanna Hurrell is highly regarded as one of the most versatile singers of her generation. Since her critically acclaimed debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Lauretta Gianni Schicchi under Nicola Luisotti in 2016, her pure, clear tone and warm stage presence have garnered praise from audiences and critics throughout Europe and the UK.

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  • Most recently Hurrell made her role debuts as Gretel Hansel and Gretel for the English National Opera / Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park and Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Opera Glass Works at Wilton’s Music Hall. She also sang Micaela in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Carmen at the ROH, Mélisande Pelleas et Mélisande at the Norwegian National Opera and Aldimira in Cavalli’s Erismena for the Aix-en-Provence Festival. In 2019/20 season, Hurrell will make her role debut as Cleopatra Giulio Cesare and reprise the title role of Ravi Shankar’s only opera Sukanya with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


    Equally at home with contemporary repertoire, she recently sang Isabel in the Russian premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence at the Mariinsky Concert Hall, and in Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis for the ROH, Prototype Festival in New York and Opéra national du Rhin, a role she originated in 2016.


    Previous highlights include First Lady The Magic Flute at the ENO, Despina Così fan tutte at Opéra de Limoges, Norina Don Pasquale at Longborough Festival Opera, 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 Gran Teatre del Liceu, Nymph in Monteverdi L’Orfeo and Erisbe in Cavalli L’Ormindo for the ROH, and the title role Rodelinda for the London Handel Festival.


    On the concert platform, Hurrell has recently performed Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten Les Illuminations with the English Chamber Orchestra, the world premiere of David Oppenheimer Deborah with the Southbank Sinfonia, Dido Dido and Aenas with The English Concert, Handel Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Mozart Festival Orchestra; and Bach Mass in B Minor with the BBC Singers.


    Hurrell appeared in the television documentary David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy on BBC where she performed Parry Jerusalem and Arne Rule Britannia. Her latest discography includes Handel Messiah with the BBC Singers and the Norwegian Wind Band for Resonus Classics, and Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Chandos.

    2019/20 season / 420 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Concert repertoire

Bach
Cantata Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen
St Matthew Passion
St John Passion
Easter Oratorio
Magnificat
B minor Mass


Berlioz
Les nuits d’été


Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem*


Britten Les Illuminations


Bruckner
Te deum


Canteloube
Chants d'Auvergne


Elgar
The light of life


Fauré
Requiem


Gounod
Messe Solennelle


Handel
Messiah
Gloria
Alexander’s Feast
Choice of Hercules
Israel in Egypt
Dixit Dominus
Samson (Let the bright Seraphim)
Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne
Silete Venti (motet for voice and orchestra)


Haydn
Nelson Mass
Little Organ Mass
Creation*


Marx, Josef
Orchestral Songs:


Hat dich die liebe berührt
Piemontesisches Volkslied
Sommerlied
Maienblüten
Der Bescheidene Schäfer
Waldseligkeit
Und gestern hat er mir Rosen gebracht


Mendelssohn
Elijah


Mahler
Symphony Nos. 2 & 4*
Concert and Oratorio (continued)


Mozart
Exsultate Jubilate
Requiem
Mass in C minor (sop 2)
Mass in C major
Vespers
Concert Arias:
Ch’io mi scordi di te
Per pieta non ricercate
Vado, ma dove?


Oppenheimer, David
Deborah (2012, world premiere)


Pergolesi
Stabat Mater


Purcell
Come ye sons of art


Rodrigo
Cuatro madrigales amatorios


Rossini
Petite Messe Solennelle


Rutter
Mass of the children


Tippett
A Child of Our Time


Vaughan Williams
Sea Symphony
Dona Nobis Pacem


Vivaldi
Gloria


Weill
Various Broadway songs


*in preparation

Opera repertoire

Britten
Governess The Turn of the Screw


Cavalli
Erisbe L’Ormindo


Debussy
Title role Pelleas et Melisande 


Donizetti
Adina L’elisir d’amore
Norina Don Pasquale


Handel
Rossane Alessandro


Amarilli Il Pastor Fido
Title Role Rodelinda
Cleopatra Giulio Cesare*


Monteverdi
La Musica, Ninfa / Euridice Orfeo


Mozart
Susanna Le nozze di Figaro
Zerlina Don Giovanni
Serpetta La finta giardiniera
Pamina / First Lady Die Zauberflöte
Ilia Idomeneo*


Offenbach
Euridice Orpheus in the Underworld


Poulenc
Blanche Dialogues des carmélites*


Puccini
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi


Purcell
Dido Dido and Aeneas


Rameau
Cephise Pygmalion


Shankar, Ravi
Title role Sukanya


Gilbert & Sullivan
Title role Patience


Strauss, J
Rosalinde Die Fledermaus 


Stravinsky
Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress*


Telemann
Cephisa Orpheus


Verdi
Alice Ford Falstaff*


Weill
Rose Maurrant Street Scene


*in preparation

Recital and chamber repertoire

Bellini
Sei Ariette


Brahms
Liebeslieder Waltzes (two pianos, SATB)


Britten
On this Island
Folksongs arrangements


Copland
Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson


Debussy
Ariettes Oubliées


Dove
Ariel


Fauré
Various


Gibbs
The fields are full
Five Eyes


Gurney
Sleep
Snow
Most holy night


Haydn
Various


Hughes
Several Irish country songs


Korngold
3 Lieder op.22


Marx, Josef
Am Brunnen
Die Liebste Spricht


Mendelssohn
Various


Mozart
Various


Parry
My heart is like a singing bird
Jerusalem


Poulenc
La courte Paille
Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon


Porter
Miss Otis Regrets
Anything Goes
You’re the top
It’s de-lovely


Purcell
Various


Quilter
Now sleeps the crimson petal
Fair house of joy
Music when soft voices die
Love’s Philosophy


Ravel
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques


Roussel
Light


Schönberg
String Quartet No.2


Schubert
Various Lieder including Goethe-Lieder
Shepherd on the Rock


Schumann
Frauenliebe und leben
various Lieder, esp. to texts by Heine, Rückert


Spohr
Sechs Deutsche Lieder (voice, piano and clarinet)


Stanford
Joy, shipmate, joy
Crossing the bar
The Fair


Scarlatti
Mio tesoro per te moro (voice, piano and trumpet)


Strauss
Various Lieder


Vaughan Williams
Blake songs (Voice and oboe)


White, Maude Valerie
So we’ll go no more a-roving
The devout lover
My soul is an enchanted boat
The Throstle


Wolf
Goethe Lieder
Mörike Lieder
Italienisches Liederbuch


Others
Various lute songs by Dowland, Campion and Rosseter
Several folk songs, annonymous and arrangement
Several Broadway and musical theatre songs

Hurrell’s soprano brightened beautifully as it rose, adding feminine sparkle.

Opera Today, June 2019

A leading light in the Britpack of brilliant young sopranos.

What's on Stage, May 2017

No barb hits as powerfully as Susanna Hurrell’s gorgeous O Mio Babbino Caro — really putting the divine into the comedy.

Times, February 2016

Intermusica represents Susanna Hurrell worldwide

Catherine Chan-Murphy
Artist Manager (maternity cover), Vocal & Opera
+44 20 3929 9662
c.chan-murphy@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

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Chansonnier

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Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles