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Susan Bullock

Susan Bullock was an ideal choice to sing these Brian Dennis song settings of 'Tang poems, as she gave the first performance of Three Songs for the Lady Pan (Wang Wei), while an undergraduate at Royal Holloway College and Four River Landscapes was dedicated to her. Wandering Breezes, nine short poems by Tu Fu completes the CD


Susan Bullock's enormous potential was recognised early in her career when she was awarded First Prize in the restigious Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1984.

A graduate of the Royal Holloway College London University, The Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio, she was immediately offered the opportunity to sing principal roles with English National Opera.

At the same time Susan began to make regular appearances with the BBC and all the other major British orchestras.

It was as Janacek's tragic heroine, Jenufa, that Susan Bullock made an acclaimed debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera leading to outstanding appearances with the company as Katya Kabonova and as Lissa (The Queen of Spades) in Graham Vick's production. During the 1996-7 season Susan made her American operatic debut as Madam Butterfly with Portland Opera, a role she repeated with English National Opera.

Susan has recently come to the end of a run of Otello with English National Opera following which she will visit Prague to sing Hindemith with the Prague Philharmonic Orchesta. In 1998 she perfomred Madam Butterfly in Houston, Tosca in Portland (USA). She sang the leading role in Menotti's The Consul in a performance at the Spoleto Festival conducted by the composer and won the Pegasus Award for Outstanding Artist at the Festival.

1999 began with a live BBC radio broadcast from the Barbican during the Messiaen weekend festival with a stunning performance of Harawi.

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