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Concert: Afternoon Song 2 – Poulenc, Strauss and Quilter
June 3, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree, with a retiring collection
Soprano Eleanor Sanderson-Nash interrupts her season at Grange Park Opera to perform Poulenc’s La Courte Paille with pianist Michael Pandya (piano).
Soprano Eleanor Sanderson-Nash is from Wadhurst in East Sussex. Last year she graduated from the Masters of Performance course at the Royal College of Music with Distinction under the tutelage of Janis Kelly and Caroline Dowdle, where she was supported by a Martin Harris Award and a Charles Branchini Award, the Josephine Baker Trust, Friends of Music in Mayfield, The Lake House Charitable Foundation and the Tom Cocklin Memorial Trust. She was a finalist in the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition in 2018, the 2017 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at Wigmore Hall, and also won First Prize in the RCM Lieder Competition in 2017 being the recipient of the Ted Moss and Bertha Taylor-Stach Prize.
Eleanor was an Opera Holland Park Young Artist in 2017 and performed the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni in the YA performance. Other role experience includes Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro (Merry Opera Company), First Woman in The Vanishing Bridegroom (British Youth Opera), Childerico in Faramondo (London Handel Festival), Eurilla in Acis and Galatea (RCM at Aldeburgh) Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal College of Music scenes) and April in Company (Royal Northern College of Music). Eleanor also created the role of Nadia in Killer Graphics in the RCM’s collaboration with Tête à Tête Opera.
Eleanor’s future engagements include Oscar (cover) Un Ballo In Maschera (Grange Park Opera), Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park (Waterperry Opera Festival) and a soprano role in Merry Opera Company’s staged Messiah.
The season programme can be found here.