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Ellie Neate


Hailed as a “rising star” by The Guardian, Ellie Neate is a soprano and 2022 opera course graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a Help Musicians Sybil Tutton and Fishmongers’ Company scholar.

Previously for ENO: Elsie Maynard (Cover), The Yeomen of the Guard.

Career Highlights

For the 22/23 season, Ellie played Cleopatra Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra for Buxton International Festival, Milica Svadba and Maria Bertram Mansfield Park for Waterperry Opera Festival, Cunegonde in Candide for Blackheath Halls Community Opera, and covered the role of Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard for English National Opera. In 2023 she will sing Daughter 1 in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at ENO.

Opera experience also includes Gretel Hansel and Gretel for British Youth Opera/ Silent Opera, for which she won the Basil A Turner Award, and Lucy The Telephone, La Fée Cendrillon (Viardot), and Laurette Le docteur Miracle (Bizet) at the Guildhall School.

In concert Ellie has sung Adès’ Five Eliot Landscapes at Oxford Lieder Festival, with Nicky Spence and Julius Drake in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast from Wigmore Hall, and Carmina Burana with the London Symphony Chorus in Barbican Hall.

Her studies on the Guildhall opera course were generously supported by The Fishmongers’ Company and Help Musicians UK.

Forthcoming: Lisa La sonnambula, Elisa Il repastore (Buxton International Festival); Galatea Acis and Galatea, Second Woman Dido and Aeneas (Waterperry Opera Festival)

Last updated: 14th March 2023