Danae Eleni

Danae Eleni


Based in Berlin and London - a versatile soprano
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2000Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2000Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2000Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaDrusilla
2000Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaLa Fortuna / Poppea
2000Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilègesL'enfant
2000Mozart: IdomeneoIlia
2000Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina


Born in Bahrain, Anglo-Greek lyric soprano Danae Eleni read Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology and Phonetics at Worcester College, Oxford and studied at the Royal College of Music, London. Danae enjoys performing a wide range of repertoire.

Last season’s performances include:
Drusilla (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) for Opera de Baugé; a debut with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra as Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Maria (West Side Story Suites); Britten's "Les Illuminations"; Ilia "Idomeneo"; and appeared at the Grimeborn Festival (London): Girl "Youkali: The Pursuit of Happiness", Musetta "La Boheme" & the title role in Gariné (UK premiere); a soloist at the inaugural Sark Opera Festival and the Komitas Vardapet Festival (Berlin). 

Dedicated to contemporary music, Danae made her Purcell Room debut  (London) in 2009 in the world premiere of "Mrs Lazarus", a solo opera by Tim Benjamin with Radius Ensemble. Other premieres include: Nirmali Fenn’s "Psychotic Episode" [ISIS ensemble], Guy Newbury's "Adria" and Kelvin Thomson’s "Bee" and "The Silence of the Bees: A Science Opera". Having run workshops on Pierre Boulez at Oxford University and been visiting professor of voice at Yale-NUS (Singapore), Danae was soprano in residence for the 2nd international composer/performer conference in Athens, and explored the benefits of collaboration between composers and performers in the writing and rehearsal processes. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta Arcola Theatre 2000
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina New Theatre, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford 2000
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Drusilla 2000
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea La Fortuna / Poppea 2000
Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges L'enfant 2000