South African/Portuguese soprano Filipa van Eck is recent graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where she was the Kiri Te Kanawa scholar.
Among Filipa’s recent and future engagements include the Opera Highlights Tour with Scottish Opera; Frasquita Carmen in a new production for the Grange Festival; Maria West Side Story in a revival and tour for Cape Town Opera; Anna Intermezzo in concert performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam with the Brussels Radio Orchestra.
Filipa’a recent appearances include the Valencienne Die Lustige Witwe and Maria West Side Story for Cape Town Opera; Barbarina in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow for British Youth Opera; and Sabina Adriano in Siria by J. C. Bach for the Classical Opera Company in London.
Filipa has performed Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Lisetta La Gazzetta, Gabrielle La Vie Parisienne, L’Enfant L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Laurette Le Docteur Miracle at the RCM, Rosmene Imeneo and the title role of Arianna in Creta for the London Handel Festival with Laurence Cummings, Micaela Carmen and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro for Woodhouse Opera and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea for English Touring Opera. During her studies at the University of Cape Town, Filipa performed Vixen Cunning Little Vixen, Corinna Il viaggio a Reims and Belinda Dido and Aeneas in collaboration with Cape Town Opera.
Recent highlights on the concert platform include Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Royal Festival Hall, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen at the Cadogan Hall, Vaughan-Williams Sea Symphony and Mozart Requiem with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.