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' A beautiful voice with warmth and musicality. Engaging, honest performing' 

Linnhe Robertson, Isabel Jay Prize 2020 



 Elinor Popham, a London-born Soprano, is a highly versatile young singer with a natural sensitivity and musicality which flows through her work, both in opera and in concert. 

Having read English Literature at Warwick University, Elinor currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Nuccia Focile and Kate Paterson, where she was named joint winner of the Isabel Jay Opera Prize in her first term. In scenes, she has sung the roles of Violetta La Traviata and  Mme Herz Der Shauspieldirektor and is generously supported by the John Clemence Trust.

Before her Masters, Elinor was a Choral Scholar at Sloane Square Choral Society and her concert experience includes  Fauré Requiem (SSCS), Tippett's Child of our Time and the world premier of new works by conductor/composer, Paul McGrath, both in the UK and in Italy. Previous roles include Geraldine A Hand of Bridge (Grimebourne),  Rosalinda Die Fledermaus and the Countess The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Warwick).

She was awarded the John Miller Young Recitalist and Opera Unmasked Prize, named runner-up in the inaugural Isobel Buchanan Award, and was one of the youngest semi-finalists of the 2019 National Mozart Competition....

The Trees on the Mountain

Susannah, Carlisle Floyd


Performed at the Royal Academy of Music, DJ Recital Hall, with accompanist, Max Bilbe

Ich bin die erste Sängerin  

Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart

Performed at the Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre, as part of the Royal Academy of Music Autumn Scenes Showcase, directed by Adam Torrance and with Philip Sunderland MD. 

Mme Herz - Elinor Popham

Mme Silberklang - Julia Surette

Frank - Toshimichi Ogita

Grazie numi, parti ... Nel grave tormento 

Mitridate, Mozart

Performed at the Royal Academy of Music, DJ Recital Hall, with accompanist, Max Bilbe


Watch this space...!

Masterclass with Angelika Kirschlager

Susie Sainsbury Theatre

Royal Academy of Music

22nd February


Concert &

Masterclass Leader

 John Lyon School, Harrow

8th March

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' Popham's lament on loneliness is especially poignant and vocally sophisticated'

The Stage