Scottish soprano Eleanor Dennis is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music and a Harewood Young Artist at the English National Opera where she recently made her professional debut in a new production of Vaughan Williams' A Pilgrim's Progress.
Her engagements the 2013/14 season include Erste Dame in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the English National Opera and in performances of the same opera as part of the Baltic Sea Festival at the Drottingholms Slottsteater with the Swedish Radio Orchestra and Daniel Harding. She will also make her role debut as Liù Turandot for Scottish Opera.
Her appearances at the London Handel Festival first brought her to the attention of London audiences, and it was in the title role of Rodelinda in March 2011 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 in Riccardo Primo prompting Hugh Canning to call her 'a big talent' and, in 2013, she returned to the Festival to sing Oresia in a concert performance of Telemann's Orpheus with Ian Page and Classical Opera (of which she is an Associate Artist).
Recent highlights on the concert platform include Die Schöpfung (Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias/Benjamin Bayl), Britten's A Spring Symphony at the Concertgebouw (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov), Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen (LPO/Vladimir Jurowski), the title role in Francisco António de Almeida's Ippolito at the Festival de Sablé (Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música/Laurence Cummings) and Strauss arias (RPO/John Georgiadis).
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