“…Controversial Ferenc Anger directs “The Rake’s Progress” where the highlight is Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons, who starred as fragile as-crystal Mimi in Hungarian State Opera’s strikingly beautiful Christmas run of “La bohème”. It is worth attending “The Rake’s Progress” just to hear this captivating singer.”
Kiara Argenta, Budapest Times 1 April 2016
Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons is the first prize winner of the 2013 International Obraztsova Singing Competition and has performed in Sydney, Tokyo, New York, Europe and Russia.
This year Eleanor will be heard in Verdi's Requiem and Britten's War Requiem with Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony, and at the Grafenegg Festival with Leon Botstein conducting in two roles: Maria in Der Diktator by Krenek and in Hindemith's Morder, Hoffnung der Frauen. She will also sing several Mozart Gala Concerts in Russia, Schumann lieder in Vienna with acclaimed concert pianist Stanislav Soloviev and a special series of chamber concerts on the Cote d'Azur, France.
Some recent highlights include Mahler's Fourth Symphony, La Boheme and Berio's Folk Songs with the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin, and Ravel's Chants de Madagascar with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Other engagements include Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Mimi in La Boheme and Anne Truelove in Stravinsky's The Rakes Progress at the Hungarian State Opera in budapest, Musetta in La Boheme at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the alien-robot 'Finela' in a new opera George (Elena Kats-Chernin) throughout Germany, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflote for Wexford Festival Opera, and a belcanto recital with the St Petersburg Philharmonic.
Eleanor completed a postgraduate diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music as well as studying at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where her teachers include Elena Obraztsova, Barry Ryan and Viktoria Dodoka.
Eleanor has been generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, The PPCA Performer’s Trust, The Australian Business Arts Foundation, The Opus 50 Charitable Trust, The Leverhulme Trust and other valued benefactors.
Eleanor Lyons is managed by Graham Pushee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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