Phoebe Suzanne Eley is a Mezzo Soprano from Derbyshire who has performed on both concert and opera stages. Recent performance highlights have included the role of Lucretia from Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ for the Royal Academy Opera Scenes. Other oratorio appearances include Handel’s Messiah with the Heart of England Orchestra at Derby Cathedral, and recitals in venues ranging from the Oxford Lieder festival, Dorchester Abbey, St.Paul’s Cathedral, Jaqueline Du Pré Concert Hall, Notre Dame and La Madeleine in Paris, the Duomo in Florence, the Berliner Dom, to the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.
Recent opera roles have included:
Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten), Dorabella (Così fan tutte, Mozart), Tisbe (La Cenerentola, Rossini), Zita (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini), Florence Pike (Albert Herring, Britten), Olive (Ava’s Wedding, Michael Wolter) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten).
Experience to date
Phoebe is currently at the Royal Academy of Music studying for her Masters in Voice and Opera with internationally acclaimed Operatic Soprano, Nuccia Focile and renowned vocal coach, Iain Leadingham. Previously, Phoebe studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a course scholarship under the tutelage of Christine Cairns.
Phoebe was a finalist in the AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition in 2018 and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize 2015.
Alongside competitive singing, Phoebe is extremely passionate about fundraising and performing for charity events. As well as this, she regularly enjoys performing for dementia patients as part of the Moving Music concert series in Oxford.More information
Phoebe has been selected to compete in the Pendine International Voice of the Future competition which is generously supported by the Sir Bryn Terfel Foundation as part of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She is excited to perform her program to the adjudicators at the start of July.
Phoebe is also looking forward to performing at the ‘Out of Africa’ charity event in June to help raise vital funds for the Born Free Foundation.