South African/Portuguese Soprano Filipa van Eck is a recent graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where she was the Kiri Te Kanawa scholar.
Filipa’s most recent engagements include Valencienne Die Lustige Witwe and Maria West Side Story for Cape Town Opera, and she will make her debut with Scottish Opera, in their Highlights Tour 2016. Filipa has also appeared as 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.
On the operatic stage 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 and Corinna Il viaggio a Reims 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.