Winner of the Schubert Song Prize (London Song Festival), soprano Eleanor Penfold graduated from the Royal College of Music as a Ruth West Scholar.
Eleanor has performed at the Opéra Bastille, Paris (Naïade/Bergère in Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé), with English Touring Opera (Vénus in Rameau’s Dardanus and Soprano 2 in Bach B minor) and with Waterperry Opera Festival (Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni).
Eleanor is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, ENOA Young Artist and Iford New Generation Artist and she was described in Opera Magazine as having ‘the vocal equipment to dazzle’ (Roger Neill). She is also grateful for the support of Talent Unlimited. Last year Eleanor returned to Waterperry Opera Festival with a ‘forceful and note-perfect’ (Opera Magazine, Mark Valencia) role debut as Königin der Nacht (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte).
In 2019 Eleanor performed a UK concert tour with her ensemble Transposed, performing in stunning Tudor and Elizabethan venues across York, Cambridge and London. Try Me, Good King was nominated by Alternative Classical as a must-see in their 2019 list of unconventional Classical concerts. Visit for more information on their immersive concert experience and to hear what audiences were raving about.
Eleanor was recently awarded an honorary Associate Fellowship of Van Mildert College for contributions to the arts while returning to Durham University for their Opera Gala performing as a soloist alongside Sir Thomas Allen.
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