Phoebe Eley – Mezzo Soprano
Phoebe Suzanne Eley is a Midland-born Mezzo Soprano who has performed on both concert and opera stages. Recent performance highlights have included oratorio appearances such as in Handel’s Messiah with the Heart of England Orchestra at Derby Cathedral, and recitals in venues ranging from the Oxford Lieder festival to Dorchester Abbey. 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).
Phoebe was a finalist in the Isabel Jay Prize and the Major Van Someren-Godfery Prize in 2017, and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize, 2015.
In September 2017 she began her studies on the Masters programme in Voice and Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is studying with Nuccia Focile. In July 2016 she graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on a Scholarship for a BMus in Voice and Opera, under the tutelage of Christine Cairns.
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.