Elin Pritchard

Soprano

Management

Helen Hogh
hh@grovesartists.com

Fiona Wells
fw@grovesartists.com

Groves Artists represents Elin Pritchard worldwide

Biography

Welsh Soprano Elin Pritchard is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she was awarded a Master of Opera with distinction and a Master of Music, and of London’s National Opera Studio.  She is also a Samling Artist.

 

Her operatic roles have included Micaëla / Carmen for Mid Wales Opera, Female Chorus / The Rape of Lucretia for British Youth Opera, Miss Jessel / The Turn of the Screw, Nella / Gianni Schicchi, Giorgetta / Il tabarro,  Stella / I Gioielli della Madonna and Musetta / La bohème for Opera Holland Park, Lucia / Lucia di Lammermoor for Buxton Festival Opera, Fiordiligi / Così fan tutte for Den Jyske Opera, and Donna Elvira / Don Giovanni for Finnish National Opera. For Scottish Opera, she has sung Donna Elvira, Anne Trulove/ The Rake’s Progress and Violetta / La traviata.   Recent and future engagements include  Kupava / The Snow Maiden and Nedda / I Pagliacci for Opera North,  Violetta and Tatyana / Eugene Onegin for Den Jyske Opera,   the title role in Tosca for English Touring Opera and for Mid Wales Opera,  Alice / Falstaff for The Grange Festival, Miss Jessel for English National Opera at the Regent’s Park Theatre,  Adalgisa in a concert performance of Norma with the Chelsea Opera Group, Marie / Daughter of the Regiment for Opera della Luna at the Buxton Festival and at Wilton’s Music Hall, Micaela for Welsh National Opera and in 2020 she will sing her first Manon Lescaut for the Grange Festival.

 

Elin is equally in demand on the concert platform with repertoire including Bruckner Mass in F Minor, Brahms Requiem, Dvorak Te Deum, Fauré Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Coronation Mass,  Mass in C Minor and Requiem, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Rutter Requiem and Verdi Requiem.

Recent and future concerts include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Poulenc Gloria and a concert of Opera arias with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn St Nicholas with the English Chamber Orchestra, Verdi Requiem at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Mahler Symphony No. 4 at the Northern Chords Festival, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Brighton Philharmonic and the Royal Choral Society, Hathaway – Eight Arias for a Bardic Life at the Buxton Festival,  Mahler Symphony No 2 with the Cambridge University Music Society, The Apostles with Canterbury Choral Society,  Brahms Requiem with the Ulster Orchestra and at St John’s Smith Square and Opera Galas for Clonter Opera and the Samling Foundation at the Wigmore Hall.

Reviews

  • Falstaff

    Pritchard’s needlepoint sassiness repeatedly opened out into dusky, sensuously phrased melody; there was more kindness to her — and more of Falstaff — than we might have expected.

    Richard Bratby The Spectator
  • Bellini's Norma

    In Elin Pritchard they found a soprano with a lovely creamy, rich middle and lower register yet also able to go into the higher extremes with ease….Pritchard had a lovely way with the music, hearing her turn a fine phrase combining shape and tone was a real joy. The opening of ‘Mira, O Norma’ was spine-tingling, yet when combining with Helena Dix the two produced singing of real joy. As with Giulia Grisi, the first Adalgisa, you feel that Pritchard will inevitably move on to the title role eventually, and I look forward to hearing it.

    Robert Hugill Planet Hugill
  • Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

    The most sensational singing of the evening, and indeed of the whole festival, came from Elin Pritchard as Lucia. From her beautiful opening aria, this young Welsh soprano’s command of the part was evident, and her mad scene was an astonishing tour de force of both acting and singing.

    Opera Now
  • La Bohème

    Elin Pritchard stole the show with a wonderfully shrewish portrayal of the worldly, flirtatious Musetta. She sang the famous Waltz in Act 2 with ravishing brio investing the famous melody with seductive allure whilst producing electrifying top notes.

    Robert Beattie Seen and Heard International
  • Falstaff

    Pritchard’s Alice is enchanting now – piquant, energetic, brightly sung – but given a decade it’ll be a knock-out. Good luck to the Falstaff who tries his hand with her.

    Alexandra Coghlan The Arts Desk

News

  • Groves Artists announce signing of lyric soprano, Elin Pritchard
    03.03.17

    Groves Artists announce signing of lyric soprano, Elin Pritchard