Soprano based in London and Leicester.
I performed with Ellie in OperaGold's 'Dido & Aeneas' where she played Dido. Stunning performance, versatile voice with stunning technique. She can also act, very naturally, which is uncommon in the opera field. Aside from music, she's also a very bright, positive person with an infectious, welcoming smile. A pleasure to work with.Tom Powell 3 November 2017
Eleanor Rashid (Soprano) recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a BMus First Class Honours, studying under Caroline Lenton-Ward. At Goldsmiths, Eleanor received 85% for her final recital - one of the highest marks achieved by an undergraduate music student at the university. Eleanor first performed with OperaGold as a chorus member in Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus', conducted by David Syrus before she went on sing the role of Dido in Purcell’s 'Dido & Aeneas' and Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' conducted by John Andrews. Other performances at Goldsmiths include various recitals at venues such as Goldsmiths Hall (for Goldsmiths' annual dinner) and Dulwich College (representing Goldsmiths music) as well as performing as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with Goldsmiths Sinfonia. As a Soprano soloist, Eleanor has performed at venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and recently made her debut at St-Martins-in-the-Fields with The Minerva Consort as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. She also recently made her international debut in Denmark with Il Corpo Cantante singing unusual songs by the late romantic composer, Joseph Marx such as 'Pan Trauert um Syrinx'. Eleanor looks forward to upcoming competitions and bookings including a second appearance at St-Martins-in-the-Fields, a performance of Rutter's "Feel The Spirit" at Litchfield Cathedral and a concert with Leicester Grammar Choral Society, where she was granted her first music scholarship. Aside from her extensive performance as a classical singer in both opera and choral work, Eleanor has made appearances at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). She has also performs and composes for her contemporary jazz band, Fujiyama. When writing for Fujiyama, Eleanor aims to incorporate the contemporary composition techniques that she learnt under Roger Redgate at Goldsmiths, which nurtured her to develop an individual and unique musical language as both a composer and performer at the age of just 21 years old. This lead to the world premiere of her string quartet 'The Estorick Collection', which was played by The Kreutzer Quartet at Deptford Town Hall in April 2017. During her time at university, Eleanor founded Goldsmiths' first ever Jazz Choir whilst working for Nordoff Robbins' Music therapy charity in order to introduce others to music in new and interesting ways. As a versatile performer, Eleanor believes in the importance being open-minded and making music accessible for all. In 2017, she created her own podcast on Wired Radio called The Magic of Art Songs to introduce people to art music in an anti-elitist way. As well as performing, Eleanor is currently working as a Trainee Music Leader for Wigmore Hall Learning's Early Years projects around London and works as an usher at the Royal Opera House in order to save up for her dream to study at music college in the future.
Italian Arias: Senza Mamma - Giacomo Puccini O del mio dolce ardor - Christoph Willibald Gluck Una donna a quindici anni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart O Mio Babbino Caro - Giacomo Puccini Piangero la sorte mia - George Frideric Handel, Ergiti Amor - Alessandro Scarlatti French Arias and Songs: Divinités du Styx - Christoph Willibald Gluck Chanson Triste -Henri Duparc French Song Cycles: Les nuits d'été -Hector Berlioz German Songs: Morgen - Richard Strauss Allerseelen - Richard Strauss Verborgenheit - Hugo Wolf Schlafendes Jesuskind - Hugo Wolf Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht - Gustav Mahler Pan trauert um Syrinx - Joseph Marx German Cycles: Sieben frühe Lieder - Alban Berg Frauenliebe und -leben - Robert Schumann English Arias and Songs: Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams O Waly, Waly - Benjamin Britten folksong arrangement A Word on my Ear - Flanders & Swan Dido's Lament - Henry Purcell Ah Belina - Henry Purcell Arias and Barcarolles - Leonard Bernstein To Daffodils - Frederick Delius English Song Cycles: On this Island - Benjamin Britten Czech Arias: Měsíčku Na Nebi Hlubokém - Antonín Dvořák Unaccompanied/Folk: The Last Rose of Summer Nobody Knows the Trouble I've seen Musicals: Sweet Charity The Sound of Music My Fair Lady Jazz: Summertime The girl from Ipanema I love Paris Someone to watch over me When you wish upon a star Teach me tonight A Foggy Day Fever and many more...!
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