Soprano Eleanor Sanderson-Nash is from East Sussex. In 2017 she graduated from the Masters of Performance course at the Royal College of Music with Distinction under the tutelage of Janis Kelly and Caroline Dowdle, where she was supported by a Martin Harris Award and a Charles Branchini Award, the Josephine Baker Trust, Friends of Music in Mayfield, The Lake House Charitable Foundation and the Tom Cocklin Memorial Trust. In 2015, she graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelors degree from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Eleanor was a finalist in the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition 2018, the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards 2017 at Wigmore Hall, won First Prize in the RCM Lieder Competition in 2017, was a finalist in the MCL Young Musician of the Year 2017, and was the recipient of the Ted Moss and Bertha Taylor-Stach Prize.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Eleanor was in the cast of Phantom of the Opera in London's West End where she was a Swing. Operatic role experience includes Mary Crawford Mansfield Park (Waterperry Opera Festival) Oscar (cover) Un Ballo In Maschera (Grange Park Opera), Zerlina Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park Young Artist), Meretaten (cover) Akhnaten (English National Opera), First Woman The Vanishing Bridegroom (British Youth Opera), Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro (Merry Opera Company) Childerico Faramondo (London Handel Festival) and April Company (Royal Northern College of Music).
Eleanor is thrilled to be making her debut with ETO this season performing the role of Delia (Il Viaggio a Reims) as well as covering the role of Contessa di Folleville. She is also creating the role of Lola in The Wish Gatherer - one of ETO's children's operas which is touring to schools and other venues across the UK. She is returning to Waterperry Opera Festival this Summer to reprise the role of Mary Crawford at Waterperry House and on the UK tour, as well as performing the role of 1st Witch in WOF's production of Dido and Aeneas. When she’s not singing, Eleanor is most likely with her 1 year old daughter, Bonnie, and her husband at their home in Essex.