Soprano Bullock Smashes Piano Ahead of Cutthroat ROH Debut

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Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) — “It’s like a velvet cushion with a sharp edge,” says soprano Susan Bullock when asked to describe her voice. “Sort of warm and enveloping, but with a glint of steel.”
She needs that steely edge. Bullock is one of a small number of sopranos who can sing the crazy-lady roles of Brunnhilde, Isolde and Elektra. These challenging characters demand huge reserves of vocal power and emotional stamina. Performers who can sing them as well as Bullock are rare.