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Gil Rodriguez Scholarship: Opera de Baugé (2016)
Instrumental Scholarship for Voice Lessons - Worcester College, University of Oxford (2007)
Pawel Sztompke - Radio Recital Prize (Konkurs imeni Iwony Borowickiej) Operetta Competition -Krakow (2020)
Youngest Finalist - Association of English Speakers and Singers Competition - London (2009)
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. Due to COVID-19 delays she has made some of her research into a web series - available at www.danaeeleni.com/greece
In December 2020 Danae won the Pawla Sztompke Radio Prize at the International Operetta Competition - Iwona Borowicka, in Krakow. Before moving to Warsaw, Danae made her role debut as Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro and re-interpreted the character in a contemporary look at women’s rights in Brignall’s Roles: Susanna (Metta Theatre), in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery. In February Danae led opera workshops in Bosnia with English Pocket Opera Company. In Summer 2021, Danae will sing Valencienne Die lustige Witwe, and Annina La traviata for Opera de Baugé.
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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