Eleanor Minney


The British mezzo-soprano Eleanor Minney completed her voice studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London, where she was awarded the Wilfrid Greenhouse Allt College Prize in the cantata and oratorio category in 2010. Since then she has collaborated with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, who engaged her to sing in Johann Sebastian Bach’s B minor Mass and Trauer Ode, as well as with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the ensembles I Fagiolini, The Sixteen, and Tenebrae. As an opera singer she has performed such roles as Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, Cherubino in Mozart’s Figaro, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. During the 2015-16 season she is a Young Artist and Resident Recitalist at the Handel House Museum in London, where she recently performed works by Rameau, Charpentier, Handel, and Purcell as part of a “Baroque Odyssey” in February.

February 2016