Eowyn Driscoll, mezzo-soprano
“Thrilling” contralto Eowyn Driscoll is rapidly making a name for herself as an interpreter of the contralto and mezzo-soprano repertoire. Her unique instrument, extended range, and intellectual curiosity give her the flexibility to choose music ranging from Bach and Handel to Verdi and Wagner. Patrick James Clement, of Parterre, called her Klytämnestra “wonderfully manic” and praised the “unnerving ambiguity” of Klytämnestra’s reaction to Orestes’s death. During summer 2016, Eowyn will sing Klytämnestra in Create Opera’s black box production of Elektra directed by Marc Verzatt. She will also participate in the IOS: Gijon’s mastercourse with Raina Kabivanska in Gijon, Spain, for which she received a merit scholarship.
During the 2015-2016 season she was seen as: The Mother in Hansel and Gretel with Amore Opera; Filippienva in Eugene Onegin with New York Opera Theater (sung in Russian), La Badessa in Suor Angelica with Golden Rose Opera Works and Opera Northport, where she also covered the Zia Principessa. She also covered La Frugola in Il Tabarro with Garden State Opera. Previously, Eowyn made her debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto with the West Side Opera Society, and sang two all-Bach concerts which included selections from the B-Minor Mass, St. Matthew’s Passion and the complete Bach BWV 35
Eowyn was a 2014 finalist in the Ensemble 212 Young Artist competition, singing Beethoven’s Concert Aria “Ah! Perfido” and has previously performed the role of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Other roles include Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Ottavia (The Coronation of Poppaea), Flosshilde (Das Rheingold), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana) and La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica)