Susanna Hurrell trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has received numerous awards, including the Miriam Licette scholarship and the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song, Countess of Munster and Sybil Tutton awards. In 2013 she was awarded the Grange Park Opera Aria Prize at the Hampshire Singing Competition. She made her Classical Opera début in 2013 singing the role of Cephisa in the UK première of Telemann’s Orpheus at the London Handel Festival, and has since appeared with the company in ‘La canterina’ at Wigmore Hall and at the 2016 Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and in chamber concerts in Eisenstadt and at Stamford Arts Centre in Lincolnshire. Other roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Opéra de Limoges, Norina (Don Pasquale) at Longborough Festival Opera, Cephise (Pigmalion) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nymph (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo) with the Royal Opera at the Roundhouse, Erisbe (Cavalli’s L’Ormindo) with the Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Governess (The Turn of the Screw) in a co-production with Nevill Holt Opera, Northern Ireland Opera and Moscow’s Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre, the title role
in Rodelinda, Rossane (Alessandro) and Amarilli (Il pastor fido) for the London Handel Festival, and Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) for Opera de Baugé. She appeared in David Starkey’s television documentary ‘Music and Monarchy’ for the BBC, and she has recorded songs by composer Gordon Carr with trumpeter Simon Cheney and pianist Sebastian Wybrew, which are featured on the album ‘An English Trumpeter’.