Eleanor Lyons


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Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons is known for her versatility, deep musicality and fresh interpretations.

With her beautiful voice and virtuosic technique, she breathes life into characters, reveals philosophies and delivers uplifting and dynamic performances. Naturally at home on stage, Eleanor passionately shapes every detail of opera, orchestral concerts, chamber music and solo recitals. A down-to-earth approach to fine music has resulted in a number of ongoing fruitful collaborations with various orchestras and conductors.

The highlight is Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons, who starred as fragile-as-crystal Mimi in Hungarian State Opera’s strikingly beautiful Christmas run of ”La Bohème”. It is worth attending “The Rake’s Progress” just to hear this captivating singer.
— Kiara Argenta, Budapest Times

Eleanor is passionate about special projects which include electronic music collaborations, home salon concerts, operetta gala-evenings and vibrant cross-arts recitals whose goal is to bring deeper self-revelation to new and experienced audiences.

She enjoyed singing Hindemith and Krenek at the Grafenegg Festival, and in concerts and chamber concerts with both the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. She sang Mimì (La Bohéme) and Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress) at the Hungarian State Opera and has also sung concerts in Japan, Russia and Ireland. She featured in the premiere of Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin’s opera George; the part of Finella being written especially for her.

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If you’re still wondering…

Eleanor is a winner of various prizes and competitions including the 9th International Obraztsova Competition, The 2018 Vienna State Opera Award from the Australian Opera Foundation for Young Singers, 2015 Competizione dell’Opera and the 2010 Australian Singing Competition. 

Her first concert at two years old, was on her family’s coffee table. With time she finished the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and completed a post graduate diploma at the RNCM, UK and then became part of the Mariinsky Academy for Young Singers in St Petersburg, Russia.

She currently lives in Berlin with her husband, conductor Vladimir Fanshil and daughter where she loves cooking for crowds and sewing glamorous concert dresses.