Eva Frances Macfarlane
Mignon - Wolf
Selection of Rachmaninoff - I came to her, In the silent night, Lilacs, Spring Waters
Storchenbotschaft - Wolf
Hailing from Glasgow, Eva is a Scottish mezzo-soprano studying a Masters of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ritchie and coach James Baillieu. Prior to this, Eva graduated with a first-class honours degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying a Bachelor of Music in voice with Kathleen McKellar-Ferguson.
During her time at the RCS Eva was a valued member of the RCS Voices and performed on various occasions with the group, including prestigious performances of the St John Passion with Bach choral scholar John Butt, and Beethoven’s Mass and Choral Fantasia with the SSO. Eva has performed as a concert soloist several times, including a performance of Beethoven’s ‘Mass in C’ with the Didcot choral society (Nov 2017) and as the alto soloist in Rossini’s ‘Petite Messe Sollenelle’ with Bournemouth Symphony Chorus (May 2018). She has appeared on the Wigmore Hall stage as a soloist in Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ with Wigmore Hall learning (Nov 2018), and is a regular guest performing at the Caledonian Club. Competitively, Eva was awarded first place in the Michael Head English Song Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (Oct 2018).
Operatically, Eva has performed in the chorus for ‘Sir John in Love’ (Vaughan Williams) and Die Fledermaus (Strauss), both with the RCS, performed the role of Fanny Price in Jonathon Dove’s ‘Mansfield Park’ with the Edinburgh Studio Opera in 2016 and performed the role of Marcellina in Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ with Beechwood Opera in July 2018. Opera scenes include Idamante in the Idomeneo Love duet (Mozart Idomeneo), Mrs Quickly in the letter quartet (Verdi Falstaff) – RCS 2017 – Sesto in the Act 1 finale duet of Handel’s ‘Cesare’ and Gianetta in the Act 1 quartet of Donizetti’s ‘L’elisir D’amore’ – RAM 2017 – and Nancy in Britten’s ‘Albert Herring’ – RAM 2018.
Eva is generously supported in her studies by the Cross Trust, the Labyrinth trust, the Mario Lanza trust, the John Leishman Trust, and is a recipient of a Donald Dewar Arts Award.
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