British Mezzo Soprano Eleanor Minney began her journey into the musical profession at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where, as well as a first class Honours degree, she gained invaluable insight into solo and ensemble singing. Eleanor left TL in 2010 and quickly established herself as a busy freelance singer and teacher on the London circuit.
Eleanor has performed regularly with the Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, Tenebrae, I Fagiolini, The OAE, Polyphony, and Collegium Vocale Ghent, to name a few. She is also a permanent member of the BBC Singers.
As a soloist she has covered the Baroque and early oratorio repertoire extensively, with many concert performances and recordings of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, B Minor Mass and Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s Vespers in the UK, Europe and the USA.
She has also worked closely with baroque violinist Davina Clarke in their successful recital series’ Bach: Contemporaries and Inspirations and The Art of Obligato.
Other highlights include the World Premiere of Sir John Tavener's The Beautiful Names at the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Copland's In the Beginning with The Sixteen, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Fanny Price in Dove’s Mansfield Park (both Hampstead Garden Opera), Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen (Riverside Opera), Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina (Musica Poetica), Ninfa/Proserpina in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (I Fagiolini), and Friend in the World Premiere of Ravi Shankhar's Sukanya (Royal Opera).
Eleanor lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, two children, cat and tortoise. She continues to enjoy performing and teaching a huge variety of music, from the ancient to the modern, and everything in between.