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Photo: Joanna Harries

Eleanor Watts

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Opera

Mrs Kneebone
A Dinner Engagement (Lennox Berkeley)
New London Opera Group
2019
Paoluccia
La buona figliola (Piccini)
RNCM Scenes
2018
Coriphee 2, 1st Alto Chorus
Le Comte Ory (Rossini)
Dorset Opera
2017
1st Alto Chorus
Faust (Gounod)
Dorset Opera
2017
Madame de la Haltière
Cendrillon (Massenet)
RNCM
2017
Mère Marie
Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc)
RNCM Scenes
2017
Eloise
Bianca e Fernando (Bellini)
RNCM Scenes
2017
1st Alto Chorus
Macbeth (Verdi)
Dorset Opera
2016
1st Alto Chorus
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Dorset Opera
2016
Mother
Louise (Charpentier)
RNCM Scenes
2016
Second Nursemaid
Street Scene (Kurt Weill)
RNCM
2015
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck)
Leeds Youth Opera
2014

Operetta/G&S

Mrs Cripps
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Athena Opera Group
2013
Ruth
The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Athena Opera Group
2012
Katisha
The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Athena Opera Group
2012

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Spendmore Lane Methodist Church
2018
Alto Soloist
Elijah (Handel)
Guild Singers
2018
1st Alto Chorus
The Silver Birch (extract) (Roxanna Panufnik)
Swap’ra
2018
Alto Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Spendmore Lane Methodist Church
2017
Second Fairy
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Felix Mendelssohn)
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra
2016

Choral

First Alto
Hans Zimmer World Tour (Hans Zimmer)
Echo Arena, Liverpool
2017
Alto Soloist
The Wave (Jonathan)
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
2015

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Headshot

Madame de la Haltiere - Cendrillon (photo credit Robert Workman)

Scholarship - The Richard Newitt Fund (2017)

Postgraduate Diploma
Royal Northern College of Music
2017–2018
Master of Music
Royal Northern College of Music
2015–2017

Eleanor Watts is currently in her third year of postgraduate studies at the RNCM, studying with Mary Plazas. Previously, she studied at the University of Leeds with Marie Bodenham, taking a year abroad at the Conservatorio della Musica Superior in Salamanca, Spain. Previous roles include Madame de la Haltiere in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the RNCM, Mere Marie in Dialogue de les Carmelites, the Mother in Louise and Eloise in Bianca e Fernando as part of RNCM’s Opera Excerpts, as well as the Second Nursemaid in the RNCM’s production of Weill’s Street Scene. She has also featured as a soloist with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra and in concerts in and around Greater Manchester. Concerts of note as a chamber and choral singer include Hans Zimmer’s 2017 World Tour at the Liverpool Echo Arena and the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Wave at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Eleanor also studies the piano and accompanies other singers in the department for lessons and private study, as well as local groups.
Eleanor is kindly supported by the Richard Newitt Fund.

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