B i o g r a p h y
Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano) graduated from Cambridge University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Masters degrees. 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 sang her first Verdi Requiem for the Reading Festival Chorus and Symphony Orchestra.
Future engagements include Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle with St Albans Choral society in November and Handel Messiah with the Hyde Singers in December, alongside tours with the Monteverdi Choir, Brahms Requiem at Eton College and Mozart Mass in C minor with York Musical Society.