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Photo: Maximilian Van London

Danae Eleni

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British, Greek

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, French, Greek

Opera

Shepherd Boy
Tosca (Puccini)
Everybody Can!
2019
Susanna
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
TCMS
2018
Adina
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
New Generation Festival - Florence
2017
Sophie
Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss, R)
Fulham Opera
2017
Poppea
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Opera de Baugé
2016
Ilia
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
2016
Despina
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
New Theatre for Metta Theatre & Oxford Philomusica
2015
Gariné
Gariné (Dikran Tchouhadjian)
Arcola Theatre, Grimeborn Festival
2015
Musetta​
La bohème (Puccini)
Opera 24, Arcola Theatre
2015
Soeur Constance
Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)
Fulham Opera, Hammersmith Town Hall
2015
Adina
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Brent Opera
2014
Ilia
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Thames Philharmonic Orchestra
2014
Suor Genovieffa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Giornata Opera, St Paul's Covent Garden
2013
Lucy
The Telephone (Menotti)
Irrational Theatre
2013
Despina
Così fan tutte (in English) (Mozart)
Opera 24, Arcola Theatre
2013
Papagena
The Magic Flute (in English) (Mozart)
Brent Opera
2013
Frasquita
Carmen (Bizet)
OCMC, London
2013
Pamina (Sung in English)
The Magic Flute (Abridged, in English) (Mozart)
The Point in Eastleigh
2013
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
King's Head Theatre
2012
Mrs Gobineau
The Medium (Menotti)
Notting Hill Mayfest
L'enfant
L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel)
Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh & St John's Smith Square
Lucy
The Telephone (Menotti)
Opera Anywhere Tour
Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Jacqueline du Pré building, Oxford

Contemporary Opera

Susanna
Roles (Susanna's Scene) (Oliver Brignall)
Metta Theatre - Victoria & Albert Museum
2017
Olive, Elisabeth
Possession! (Alexander Campkin)
Tête à tête festival
2014
Woman
Predictability (Alexander Campkin)
Rough for Opera
2014
Scientist
The Silence of the Bees: A Science Opera (Kelvin Thomson)
Royal Holloway
2013
Sylvia Plath
Bee & The Arrival of the Bee Box (Kelvin Thomson)
DEREE, Athens; The Arches, Glasgow; London
2012
Mother
Belle: a ballad opera (Joy Sigaud)
Britten Theatre
2012
Miriam
TANKS (Quentin Thomas)
Polly Hope Theatre
2012
Emily Scott
The Garden Party (Christopher Meux)
Little Opera Company
2010
Laura
Stone Heart (Alexander Campkin)
Grimeborn Festival
2010
Mrs Lazarus
Mrs Lazarus (Tim Benjamin)
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
2009

Early Music

Drusilla
L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi)
Opera de Baugé
2016
Dido
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Chigwell Choral Society
2015
Emilia
Marco Attilio Regolo (Alessandro Scarlatti)
Ensemble Serse

Musical Theatre

Maria
West Side Story Suites (Bernstein)
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
2016

Various/Mixed

Girl
Youkali: The Pursuit of Happiness (Various (arr. Angeliki Petropetsioti))
Arcola Theatre & Andipa Gallery (Mirror Theatre)
2016

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Brahms Requiem - Manama Singers

Cosi Fan Tutte - Photo by Bob Workman

Danae Eleni (Photo Maximilian van London)

Danae Eleni and Kimon Pallikaropoulos - Photo by Chris Marlow

Danae Eleni Gretel (Photo Robert Workman)

Danae Eleni Smiling (Photo Maximilian van London)

Danae Eleni The Arrival of the Beatbox Kelvin Thomson (Percussionist Enrico Bertelli)

Garine

Musetta - Photo by Bob Workman

Susanna - V&A - Photo by Bob Workman

Gil Rodriguez Scholarship: Opera de Baugé (2016)

Instrumental Scholarship for Voice Lessons - Worcester College, University of Oxford (2007)

A special mention should be granted to the soprano Danae Eleni, who sang a sweet-sounding Shepherd - Tamara Cooper - http://seenandheard-international.com/2019/01/nadine-benjamins-outstanding-tosca-celebrates-how-everybody-can/ (2019)

Danae Eleni impressed greatly as the shepherd - Robert Hugill - http://www.planethugill.com/2019/01/everybody-can-nadine-benjamin-in-tosca.html (2019)

A convincingly sexy Musetta - Owen Davies - http://playstosee.com/la-boheme-3/ (2015)

actress Danae Eleni gives a more serious and convincing performance as Gariné, sincerely depicting the plight of a young lady who wants to act despite her father’s disapproval - Josephine Ababio - http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-garine-arcola-theatre/ (2015)

Danae Eleni (Gariné) impressed in her lovely entrance aria, her attractive soprano dusky in its lower register - Mark Pullinger - https://bachtrack.com/review-garine-tchouhadjian-pasapian-grimeborn-arcola-august-2015 (2015)

Danae Eleni delivered the title role with winning conviction - Mark Valencia - http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/garin-arcola-theatre_38538.html (2015)

Eleni exemplified Despina’s irrepressible spirits with a sparkling performance, not milking the comedy of her disguises as the doctor and the notary any more than necessary - Curtis Rogers- http://seenandheard-international.com/2015/05/world-war-two-setting-for-oxfords-cosi-fan-tutte/ (2015)

The real scene-stealers, though, were Danae Eleni’s feisty Despina and Donald Maxwell’s wily Alfonso. Eleni was a delight; vivacious and mischievous, with a glorious voice to match, and her comic talents really shone when she was disguised as a notary -Nicola Lisle - http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/theatre/theatre/reviews/12937638.Review___Cosi_Fan_Tutte___New_Theatre__Oxford/ (2015)

subtle, alive, theatrical soloist... subtle in her shading of words - Andrew Stewart - http://timbenjamin.com/reviews/purcell_radius_211009/ (2009)

Born in Bahrain, Anglo-Greek lyric soprano Danae Eleni is currently researching 19th-21st century Greek Art Song for an upcoming recital and recording project. She also has a keen interest in the Baroque and contemporary repertoire, and enjoys championing lesser-known
works alongside standard repertoire. Last year, she made her role debut as Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and re-interpreted the character in a new opera by Oliver Brignall for Metta Theatre, Roles: Susanna, in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery.

Opera credits include: Sophie Der Rosenkavalier (Fulham Opera); Drusilla, Poppea (cover) L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Opera de Baugé); Maria West Side Story Suites (Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra); Adina (cover) L’elisir d’amore (New Generation Festival, Florence); Ilia Idomeneo; Musetta La Bohème (Arcola Theatre); Emilia Marco Atillio Regolo (Scarlatti - Ensemble Serse) & the title role in Tchouhadjian’s Gariné (UK premiere).

Concert credits include: Bach Kantate 80; Mass in D; Brahms Deutsche Requiem (Manama Singers); Britten's Les Illuminations (Crossing Borders Festival, Brighton); Handel Jephtha; Messiah; Quando sperasti o core; Tu fedel, tu constante; 9 Deutsche Arien; Haydn Harmoniemesse; Mozart A Berenice… Sol nascente K70 (61c); Exultate Jubilate; Requiem; Vesperae Solemnae; Pergolesi Stabat Mater; Poulenc Gloria at LSO St Luke’s; Vivaldi Gloria; Nulla in Mundo pax sincera; Sark Opera Festival; Purcell Room; St John’s Smith Square; Blenheim Palace; and recent recitals in Athens, Bahrain, Berlin, Edinburgh and Jüterbog.

Danae read Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology and Phonetics at Worcester College (Oxford) and studied Voice at the Royal College of Music (London). Passionate about education and contemporary music, Danae was soprano-in-residence for the 2nd International Composer/Performer Festival (Athens), and is a Guest Lecturer in Voice at Yale-NUS (Singapore). She has led workshops for Garsington Opera Education, Baseless Fabric, and across the UK and the Middle East. Danae has also performance-lectured on Maths and Music for “Maths Teams”, a charity making Mathematics more popular and
inclusive. As a storyteller and performance artist, Danae has performed for the Malala Fund and the Young Muslim Writers’ Awards.

For more information and recordings - please visit www.danaeeleni.com

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