soprano

Eve Rachel McLeod

Biography

Described as "possessing a beautiful voice" (Opera Canada) and "a fine instrument and strong stage presence" (National Post), soprano Eve Rachel McLeod is quickly establishing herself in both operatic and concert performances. She has appeared on stage with Opera Atelier, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Saskatoon Opera, Toronto Masque Theatre, Opera York, and Brampton Lyric Opera. Miss McLeod has been praised for her interpretation of Mozart opera, having sung the roles of The Countess, Fiordiligi, Donna Elvira, The First Lady, The Queen of the Night, and Madame Herz. Other credits include Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Philine in Mignon by Thomas, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream of Britten, Iris in Handel's Semele, Poussette in Manon of Massenet, and Atahensic in the fully-staged premiļæ½re of John Beckwith's Taptoo.

Miss McLeod has appeared as a soloist with the Bucharest Festival Chamber Orchestra, Rijeka Chamber Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, International Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Aradia Ensemble, Brantford Symphony Orchestra, Aldeburgh Connection Recital Series, Consort Caritatis, Calgary Chamber Orchestra, Calgary Festival Chorus, and the MountainView Connection Recital Series of Calgary.

Miss McLeod studied at the University of Toronto, The Banff Centre, The Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, England, the Chautauqua Institute in New York State, and Oberlin at Casselmaggiore, Italy. In 2010, Eve represented Canada in the Seoul International Music Competition in Seoul, South Korea. She is featured with the Aradia Ensemble on Naxos recordings of sacred music by Vivaldi, Handel's Israel in Egypt, and the opera Polly by Samuel Arnold.