Berkshire born soprano, Eleanor Stevens, holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Hull.
Eleanor’s most notable performances to date include singing for HRH the Prince of Wales for his visit to Hull during his visit to Hull City of Culture, (February 2017). Singing the soprano solos for Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicoli with the Aylesbury Choral Society, (March 2019), singing the role of Mable with the Lord Williams Festival Chorus for their performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, (June 2019), helping to raise over £50,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support by appearing as the guest soloist for the Beverley Minster MacMillan Christmas Concert, (December 2015-2019). Eleanor also competed in the first round of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, (March 2019).
Eleanor has also appeared as the guest soloist with Northallerton Male Voice Choir, (June 2015), Reading Male Voice Choir (November 2018), The John S Davies singers, (April 2019) and was the soprano soloist with the Benson Choral Society for their performance of the Faure Requiem and Vaugh-William’s Donna Nobis Pacem (December 2018).
She performed the roles of Dido in the University of Hull’s production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, (May 2017), Almirena in a shortened version of Handel’s Rinaldo, (February 2016) Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (February 2014) as well as smaller and chorus roles for Rocket Opera for the Berwick Festival Opera and Opera anywhere in addition to performing for charity concerts across the country and performing in masterclasses lead by a number of people, including Matteo Della Fratte, Malcolm Martineau and Martin Constantine.
Eleanor grew up in Reading, Berkshire with her parents, brother and sister. She attended local schools and was a member of a local ballet school, Combined Cadet force (Army cadet) and was a member of the county music trust, Berkshire Meastros, studying and performing with them for many years. She began her vocal training at the age of 9 to help boost her confidence and delve deeper into her passion for music.
She gave recitals from a young age and was a member of the Berkshire County Youth Choirs of 7 years.
Eleanor was awarded a Vocal Scholarship at the Sixth Form College Farnborough in 2013-2014 and was given the role of Lauretta in the college’s double bill of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Sour Angelica. Following this she appeared on Petroc Trelawny’s BBC Music Matters programme singing the famous aria ‘O mio babbino Caro’.
Eleanor now lives in Cambridge with her partner and teaches singing and flute as well as singing and developing her solo career across the country.