Anglo-Greek Lyric Soprano Danae Eleni is an ambassador for contemporary music and music education, recently working with composition students at Yale-NUS Singapore and in Mostar, Bosnia for English Pocket Opera Company. In 2021, Danae will be performing Valencienne (La Veuve Joyeuse) and Annina (La Traviata) for Opera de Baugé; appearing in recital on Polish National Radio – as a prize-winner at the Iwona Borowicka Competition in Krakow; and is currently researching 19th century Greek songs for an upcoming recording and recital tour. Danae grew up in Bahrain, studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Oxford, and now lives in Warsaw, where she made her debut at the Fryderyk Concert Hall in December 2020.
Concert premiere: Saturday 1st May
You Are Not Alone
With a programme based around a cappella songs written for her by composers that she loves, Danae seeks hope and connection in the darkness whilst exploring the different branches for creativity during time spent alone. Songs including settings of texts by Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti by Rob Keeley, Laurie Bamon and Guy Newbury; and songs by Miguel Ochosa & Nadine Benjamin.
As part of the festival’s Green Mission, Danae has chosen to complete the following task provided by Harmonic Progression: to switch from Google to Ecosia.