Scottish soprano Eleanor Dennis is a graduate of
the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School and is a Harewood
Artist at the English National Opera.
Recent highlights have included Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and Micaela Carmen at the English National Opera and, in the 2016/17 season, she makes her debut with Scottish Opera as Contessa in Sir Thomas Allen's acclaimed production of Le nozze di Figaro.
Highlights on the concert platform include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (CBSO/Manze), Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland/Macelaru), Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder (RPO/Brabbins), Britten’s Spring Symphony (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/Meister), Mendelssohn's Elijah (Three Choirs Festival), Elgar's Une Voix dans le Désert (CBSO/Nelsons), Beethoven's Egmont (BBC Philharmonic/Mena) and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse (Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra/Schiff). She has also appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Volkov, the LPO/Jurowski, the Early Opera Company/Curnyn and the Swedish Radio Orchestra/Harding.
Her appearances at the London Handel Festival first brought her to prominence, and it was in the title role of Rodelinda that she made her first major break-through. The critics were unanimous in their praise. Fiona Maddocks, reviewing her performance in The Observer, wrote 'she has a marvellous future. I'm not sure I can ever remember one who so obviously deserves to be a star'. In the 2012 Festival she appeared as Costanza Riccardo Primo prompting Hugh Canning to call her 'a big talent' and, in 2013, she returned to the Festival to sing Oresia in a performance of Telemann's Orpheus with Ian Page and Classical Opera (of which she is an Associate Artist).
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