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Susan Bickley


Susan Bickley is regarded as one of the most accomplished mezzo-sopranos of her generation, with a wide repertory encompassing the Baroque, the great 19th and 20th century dramatic roles, as well as contemporary repertoire. In May 2011 she received the prestigious Singer Award at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.

Highlights of the 20/21 season include Mother in Hansel and Gretel at ROH, Fricka in Die Walkure at ENO and Kabanicha in Katya Kabanova at Rome Opera. She recently sang Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro at ENO and recorded the role of Auntie in Peter Grimes with Ed Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.