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Photo: Ed Choo

Eleanor Minney

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

In 2010 Eleanor gained a First Class Honours degree in Vocal Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, London. Upon graduating was also recipient of the Wilfred Greenhouse Allt college prize for Cantata and Oratorio for her performance in JS Bach's St. John Passion.
 
Eleanor made her television solo debut in 2013, performing Bach's Erbarme Dich (St. Matthew Passion) with the English Baroque Soloists, for the BBC documentary Bach: A Passionate Life. Other solo highlights include Schumann’s Paradise und die Peri with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Royal Festival Hall, Mozart’s Requiem (St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Mozart's Coronation Mass (St. John’s Smith Square), the world premiere of Tavener's The Beautiful Names (BBC Symphony Orchestra), Daniel-Lesur Les Cantique de Cantiques at the BBC Proms, a series of recitals with baroque violinist Davina Clarke, and solo recitals at London's St. Martin-in-the-fields, Cadogan Hall, St. George’s Hanover Square, and most recently New York’s Weill Recital room at Carnegie Hall. Recent operatic roles include Ruggiero (Handel Alcina), Cherubino (Mozart Marriage of Figaro), Fanny Price (Dove Mansfield Park), Mercedes (Bizet Carmen), Maddalena (Verdi Rigoletto), Lucretia (Britten The Rape of Lucretia), and Florence Pike (Britten Albert Herring).
 
Future engagements include Bach’s Magnificat in China, Hong Kong and South Korea, Gluck’s Orfee et Euridice at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and recitals of music by Purcell and Handel in Mexico.
 
Eleanor is also a permanent member of the BBC Singers as well as performing regularly with The Monteverdi Choir, I Fagiolini and Tenebrae.

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