B i o g r a p h y
Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano) graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Music and studies with Susan Roberts. She completed her two years on the Opera school at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Summer of 2013. She has performed at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Theatre Royal Glasgow, L'Archeveche and Grand Theatre Aix-en-Provence, St Johns Smith Square, Leeds Town Hall and Snape Maltings.
A finalist at the 2010 London Handel Festival Competition, Elinor has performed the role of Ismene in Telemann's Orpheus for the Classical Opera Company. Summer 2014, Elinor covered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival for the Bach, Trauernacht project, under Raphael Pichon and worked alongside the Freiburger Barockorchester, with Pablo Heras-Casado in the festivals production of Die Zauberflöte. She has recently debuted as Rosalinde for Opera Danube's Die Fledermaus at St John's, Smith Square and Countess for Regents Opera's Le Nozze di Figaro, revisiting the role for Opera Brava. Elinor has been delighted on occasion to work with the Israel Camerata and she recently performed the St John Passion with the Britten Sinfonia, directed by Mark Padmore. Last year she performed her first Verdi Requiem for the Reading Festival Chorus and Symphony Orchestra.
Future engagements include tours with the Monteverdi Choir (Beethoven Symphony no.9 and Missa Solemnis), Brahms Requiem at Eton College and Mozart Mass in C minor with York Musical Society.