Filipa Van Eck
Soprano (South Africa)
Filipa van Eck completed her BMus in Western Classical Performance and Post Graduate Diploma in Opera at the University of Capetown before commencing her studies at the Royal College of Music. She is a graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School at the Royal College of Music, where she was awarded the 2013 Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) Scholarship.
On the operatic stage Filipa has performed Susanna Le nozze fi Fagaro, Lisetta La Gazzetta, Gabrielle La Vie Parisienne, L'Enfant et les sortilèges and Laurette Le Docteur Miracle at the RCM, Rosmene Imeno and the title role of Avianna 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.
Concert platform highlights 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. Filipa’s current engagements include Barbarina in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow for British Youth Opera.