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Elaine McKrill

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A graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and winner of the Mastersingers' Wagner Singers Competition 2003, Elaine has specialised in recent years in the operas of Wagner and Strauss. Her Wagner performances include Brünnhilde Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in Chemnitz; Brünnhilde Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung (Mastersingers, Edinburgh Opera Players); Isolde (Angers Nantes Opéra, Edinburgh Opera Players in concert, Opéra Dijon, Genoa); Gutrune Götterdämmerung and Brünnhilde Siegfried (Scottish Opera); Sieglinde Die Walküre (Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company cover); Ortlinde Die Walküre (Royal Opera - Covent Garden, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Salzburg Festival, Hallé Orchestra, Mastersingers, BBC Proms, Philharmonia) and Helmwige Die Walküre (Deutsche Oper - Berlin and Netherlands Opera).

Elaine made her Strauss debut as Marianne Leitmetzerin Der Rosenkavalier at Covent Garden and was subsequently invited back to sing the Aufseherin and cover the title role in Elektra.

Last season Elaine sang Gerhilde Die Walküre for the Canadian Opera Company and covered Sieglinde and Ortrud Lohengrin for excerpts in Limoges and the Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier for the first time in concert. She made her debut in October 2015 as Elektra in Magdeburg.

In addition to her Wagner and Strauss repertoire, Elaine has enjoyed success with Amelia Un Ballo in Maschera (Surrey Opera); Abigaille Nabucco (Skopje); Elettra Idomeneo (Neumünster); Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel (Glyndebourne cover) and Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia.

Her concert repertoire includes Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Beethoven Symphony no. 9; Verdi Requiem; Dyson The Canterbury Pilgrims; Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony; Wagner Wesendonck Lieder; Walton Façade and Weber Mass in G 'Jubelmesse'.
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