Eleanor Lyons © Elisabeth Gattenburg
Eleanor Lyons © Elisabeth Gattenburg
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Eleanor Lyons

Representation: World (ex. Australasia)

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 sang Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème with great success with conductor Christian Badea. Eleanor has also sang in the Sydney Opera House, various halls in Russia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. At the Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland she sang Anaïde in Nino Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze and gave a Bel-canto Recital at the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

Highlights from last season include Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Britten’s War Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.  She also sang the Britten 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.

In the 2019/2020 season Eleanor will make two important debuts; as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Australia and giving her house and role debut at the Antwerp Opera in a scenic adaptation of Schumann’s Scenes from Goethes Faust as Gretchen/Una Poenitentium.

As 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 Ivàn Fischer as soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice as soloist at their New Year’s Eve Gala with conductor Matthew Coorey. With Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 she will also perform in the upcoming season with the Noord Nederlands Orkest with conductor Michal Nesterowicz. She will reprise Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra with conductor Alejo Pérez, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Das klagende Lied conducted by Simone Young. She will sing the solo soprano part in a many concerts of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with The Belgian Chamber Orchestra conducted by their chief conductor Benjamin Haemhouts.

The Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi Festival in Asciano (Siena, Tuscany), founded by Philippe Herreweghe, will feature 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, will in November 2019 make her highly anticipated debut as a lied singer at the International Art Center deSingel in Antwerp. Finally, together with violinist Miriam Helms Ålien, cellist Ildikó Szabó, and pianist István Lajkó, she will create an ensemble evening dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich's oeuvre at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

In addition, Eleanor Lyons will give her debut at the Salzburg Festival 2020 as soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis under Philippe Herreweghe.

2019 | 2020

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VIDEOS

CALENDAR

Joseph Haydn: Scena di Berenice, Hob XXIVa:10
Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to "Egmont", Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Ah! perfido", Op. 65
İlhan Usmanbaş: Symphony Nr. 2

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Can Okan, conductor
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Katrin Wundsam, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman, tenor
Klemens Sander, bass-baritone

Benjamin Haemhouts, conductor
Kaunas State Choir
The Chamber Orchestra of Belgium

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Katrin Wundsam, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman, tenor
Klemens Sander, bass-baritone

Benjamin Haemhouts, conductor
Kaunas State Choir
The Chamber Orchestra of Belgium

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Katrin Wundsam, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman, tenor
Klemens Sander, bass-baritone

Benjamin Haemhouts, conductor
Kaunas State Choir
The Chamber Orchestra of Belgium

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Robert Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faus

Brian Mulligan, Faust | Doctor Marianus
Eleanor Lyons, Gretchen | Una Poenitentium
Mikhail Timoshenko, Mephistopheles | Böser Geist | Pater Profundus
Lore Binon Mangel, Sorge | Magna Peccatrix
Raphaële Green, Mater Gloriosa | Mulier Samaritana
Zofia Hanna, Marthe | Schuld | Maria Aegyptiaca
Ilker Arcayürek, Ariel | Pater Ecstaticus | Pater Seraphicus
Annelies Van Gramberen, Not

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Julian Rosefeldt, director and visual concept
Femke Gyselinck, choreography
Sammy Van den Heuvel, set
Tobias Staab and Katherina Lindekens, dramaturgy

Koor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen | Collegium Vocale Gent (chorus master: Jan Schweiger)
Kinderkoor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (chorus master: Hendrik Derolez)
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

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ELEANOR LYONS making her role and house debut as Mozart’s Donna Anna with Opera Australia
24Jan2020
ELEANOR LYONS making her role and house debut as Mozart’s Donna Anna with Opera Australia

The young and up-and-coming Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons is currently making her house and role debut as Donna Anna with Opera Australia.

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ELEANOR LYONS Sings Giuseppe Verdi‘s Messa da Requiem in Ghent and Antwerp
05Oct2019
ELEANOR LYONS Sings Giuseppe Verdi‘s Messa da Requiem in Ghent and Antwerp

The Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons, recently acclaimed for her rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, appears in two performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem in Antwerp and Ghent.

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ELEANOR LYONS in Antwerp
12Oct2018
ELEANOR LYONS in Antwerp

The Australian soprano makes a guest appearance at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe.

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