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Eleanor Lyons

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BIOGRAPHY

Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, at the Mariinsky Academy for Young Singers and the Royal Northern College of Music, her teachers including Elena Obraztsova, Barry Ryan and Victoria Dodoka. Eleanor is first prize winner of the 9th International Elena Obraztsova Singing Competition and 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.

Recent season highlights include Giuseppe Verdi's Messa da Requiem as well as Benjamin Britten's War Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Noord Nederlands Orkest. At the Grafenegg Academy she sang in Ernst Krenek's Der Diktator and Paul Hindemith's Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen, both conducted by Leon Botstein. Particularly noteworthy in this context is her role debut as Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Opera Australia in Sydney, to critical and audience acclaim.

As a sought-after concert singer, Eleanor has performed the soprano solo part 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. She sang in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 under Iván Fischer and in a New Year’s Gala concert with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, further appearing in Verdi’s Requiem with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra under Alejo Pérez and in Mahler’s early Das Klagende Lied with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under 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, a program with which she also made her debut at the International Art Center deSingel in Antwerp.

During the season 2021/2022 Eleanor Lyons continued 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 Scenes from Goethe's Faust. On the concert stage, she sang Strauss' Four Last Songs with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer followed by a tour of Beethoven's oratorio Christus am Ölberge with Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs Elysées. In addition, she made her debut with the MDR Sinfonierorchester taking over the soprano part in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony under Dennis Russell Davies, followed by her debut at the Vienna Musikverein in Bruckner's 150th Psalm with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Petr Popelka.  As part of the Bastille Day celebrations, she appeared in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis under John Nelson at the French festival Les Chorégies d'Orange.

In addition to a revival of Schumann's Scenes from Goethe's Faust in Ghent and her role debut as Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Antwerp, the current season is completed by a European tour with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées under Philippe Herreweghe, a Christmas Concert with the MDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Arman and a New Year's Eve gala concert with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, featuring works by Dvořák, Brahms, Strauss, Lehár and Kálmán. The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra has engaged her as a soloist in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, for which she has also been invited by the Australian Adelaide Festival in the frame of a co-production of the Zurich Opera House. With the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Eleanor will appear as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony. No. 9. Another highlight of the current season is her debut as Leonore in a concert performance of Beethoven's Fidelio with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Simone Young. 

2022/2023

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Ludwig v. Beethoven: Christus am Ölberge
Eleanor Lyons, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Thomas E. Bauer
Orchestre des Champs Élysées | Collegium Vocale Gent
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Label: Phi | 2022

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D-Dur op. 123

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Ilker Arcayürek, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D-Dur op. 123

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Ilker Arcayürek, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D-Dur op. 123

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Ilker Arcayürek, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D-Dur op. 123

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Ilker Arcayürek, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D-Dur op. 123

Eleanor Lyons, soprano
Eva Zaïcik, alto
Ilker Arcayürek, tenor
Thomas E. Bauer, bass

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

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ELEANOR LYONS on a European Concert Tour featuring Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
10Dec2022
ELEANOR LYONS on a European Concert Tour featuring Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Beethoven’s opus magnum is the focus of attention as the Australian soprano joins the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Collegium Vocale Ghent under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe on a major tour of Europe.

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ELEANOR LYONS wiith Beethoven's „Missa Solemnis“ in Orange
14Jul2022
ELEANOR LYONS wiith Beethoven's „Missa Solemnis“ in Orange

Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons makes her first guest appearance at the Chorégies in Orange with Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" conducted by John Nelson.

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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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