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Eleanor Lyons

Representation: World (ex. Australia)

BIOGRAPHY

Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons, first prize winner of the 9th International Elena Obraztsova Singing Competition in 2013, studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and later perfected herself at the Mariinsky Academy for Young Singers and the Royal Northern College of Music. Her teachers included Elena Obraztsova, Barry Ryan and Victoria Dodoka. In 2018 she was awarded the Vienna State Opera Award by the Australian Opera Foundation for Young Singers.

She sang the role of Anne Truelove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Hungarian State Opera, where she also starred as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème under the baton of Christian Badea. Further highlights from the last season include Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Britten’s War Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. Eleanor further appeared in Britten's War Requiem with the Noord Nederlands Orkest conducted by Stefan Ashbury. As part of the Grafenegg Academy she sang in Ernst Krenek’s Der Diktator and Paul Hindemith’s Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen conducted by Leon Botstein. Particularly noteworthy her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Sydney Opera House, hailed by critics and audiences alike.

As a sought-after concert singer, Eleanor has performed the soprano solo in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs with the Berlin Konzerthausorchester as well as Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. With the latter she also performed with chief conductor Iván Fischer as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice at their New Year’s Eve Gala with Matthew Coorey conducting. With Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 she also performed with the Noord Nederlands Orkest under Michal Nesterowicz. She furthermore appeared in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under Alejo Pérez and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Das klagende Lied conducted by Simone Young. The Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi Festival in Asciano (Siena, Tuscany), founded by Philippe Herreweghe, featured Eleanor Lyons and her long-time piano partner Stanislav Solovev in a recital dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries. In addition, the Australian soprano, who has been heard in several solo recitals in New York and Tokyo, gave her highly anticipated debut as a lied singer at the International Art Center deSingel in Antwerp.

In 2020, Eleanor Lyons would have given her debut at the Salzburg Festival as soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis under Philippe Herreweghe, under whose baton she would have also appeared on tour throughout Europe along with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. All these already scheduled engagements – besides Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Belgium Chamber Orchestra, a scenic version of Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust in Montpellier and a new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in Antwerp and Ghent, - have been cancelled due to the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic for most part of the season.

In the current season, Eleanor Lyons continues her collaboration with the opera houses in Antwerp and Ghent appearing both as Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème and as Gretchen in a staged adaptation of Robert Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes Faust. On the concert stage, she will further appear with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer in Strauss' Four Last Songs in Budapest, followed by Beethoven's oratorio Christus am Ölberge under Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs Elysées. In addition, Eleanor will make her debut with the MDR-Sinfonieorchester under Dennis Russell Davies taking for Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony, followed by her first appearance at the Wiener Musikverein in Anton Bruckner’s 150. Psalm with the Wiener Symphoniker under Petr Popelka.

2021/2022

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Robert Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust

Rafael Fingerlos, Faust | Doktor Marianus
Eleanor Lyons, Gretchen | Una Poenitentium
Tareq Nazmi, Mephistopheles | Böser Geist | Pater Profundus
Ilker Arcayürek, Ariel | Pater Ecstaticus | Pater Seraphicus
Lore Binon, Sorge | Magna Peccatrix
N.N., Mangel | Mater Gloriosa | Mulier Samaritana
Zofia Hanna, Marthe | Schuld | Maria Aegyptiaca
Elisa Soster, Not

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Julian Rosefeldt, stage director | videos


Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Koor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Kinderkoor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Collegium Vocale Gent

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzosoprano
Cyrille Dubois, tenor
Nicolas Courjal, bass

Orchestre NEXUS Symphonique
COGE (Chœur des Grandes Écoles), Paris
Chœur de Grenelle, Paris
Chœur de la Sorbonne, Paris
Laudate Deum en chœur de chambre, Lausanne
Le Motet, Genève
John Nelson, conductor

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Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger, baritone

Alejo Pérez, conductor

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Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger, baritone

Alejo Pérez, conductor

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Robert Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust

Rafael Fingerlos, Faust | Doktor Marianus
Eleanor Lyons, Gretchen | Una Poenitentium
Sam Carl, Mephistopheles | Böser Geist | Pater Profundus
Ilker Arcayürek, Ariel | Pater Ecstaticus | Pater Seraphicus
Lore Binon, Sorge | Magna Peccatrix

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Julian Rosefeldt, stage director | videos

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Koor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Kinderkoor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Collegium Vocale Gent

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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ELEANOR LYONS in Schumann’s "Scenes from Goethe’s Faust" in Antwerp
22Jun2022
ELEANOR LYONS in Schumann’s "Scenes from Goethe’s Faust" in Antwerp

After a tour featuring Beethoven’s "Christus am Ölberge", the Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons continues her collaboration with Philippe Herreweghe, appearing in Antwerp as part of a new production of Schumann’s "Scenes from Goethe’s Faust". 

 

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ELEANOR LYONS on concert tour with Beethoven's "Christ on the Mont of Olives"
16Mar2022
ELEANOR LYONS on concert tour with Beethoven's "Christ on the Mont of Olives"

Together with Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons embarks on a concert tour with Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives" to Linz, Katowice, Essen, Perpignan and Poitiers. 

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ELEANOR LYONS to sing Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs in Budapest
22Jan2022
ELEANOR LYONS to sing Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs in Budapest

After her successful house debut as Puccini's Mimì at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, Eleanor Lyons will join Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra for Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder at this year's Richard Strauss Marathon.

 

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