Soprano Eleanor Sanderson-Nash is from Wadhurst in 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. She 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 MLC Young Musician of the Year 2017, and was the recipient of the Ted Moss and Bertha Taylor-Stach Prize. Previous to this, she graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2015.
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), First Woman The Vanishing Bridegroom (British Youth Opera), Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro (Merry Opera Company) Childerico Faramondo (London Handel Festival) Eurilla Acis and Galatea (RCM at Aldeburgh) and April Company (Royal Northern College of Music). Eleanor also created the role of Nadia in Killer Graphics in the RCM’s collaboration with Tête à Tête Opera. She also played the role of Princess Isolde in the Arensky Chamber Orchestra's first ever immersive classical music experience "In Night's Darkling Glory".
Recent concert engagements include Rutter Requiem, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Haydn St Nicholas Mass, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn Stabat Mater, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass in C Major, Haydn Little Organ Mass and Handel Messiah.
Eleanor is thrilled to be covering Meretaten in Akhnaten at English National Opera in 2019, before returning to Grange Park Opera where she will sing the role of Sandman in Hansel und Gretel.