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.
Highlights in her 2015/16 season include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the CBSO and Andrew Manze, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Rolf Beck, Britten’s Spring Symphony with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cornelius Meister, Elijah at the Three Choirs Festival and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir András Schiff.
Recent highlights have included Contessa Le nozze di Figaro and Micaela Carmen at the English National Opera and, on the concert platform, Elgar's Une Voix dans le Désert with the CBSO and Andris Nelsons, Beethoven's Egmont with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Three Choirs Festival and Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. She has also appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov, the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, the Early Opera Company with Christian Curnyn and the Swedish Radio Orchestra with Daniel 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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