“Finely calculated dramatic effect...”
The Scotsman

"nimble, delicately pointed playing from pianist Eleanor Meynell"

Anna Picard, the Times



“Immensley enjoyable... Eleanor Meynell has a voice of obvious quality and colour... First-rate performance.”

Classical CD Review


“Meynell devoted her flexible soprano to settings of W.H.Auden’s poetry – pieces from Britten’s mid-twenties were perfectly suited to her lively personality. But her gently floated tone at the end of the Maconchy’s Elegy to Yeats was when she really began to beguile.”

Martin Dreyer, The Press


“Excellent soprano Eleanor Meynell.”

Pauline Fairclough, The Guardian


“Delivered with lovely attack and finely calculated dramatic effect. Eleanor Meynell has physical glamour and a pure, warm tone with considerable power... A young singer of whom we shall, I predict, hear a great deal more...”

Michael Church, The Scotsman


“It was the achingly beautiful vocal of soprano Eleanor Meynell that left the deepest impression.”

Paul Conway, The Independent


“Eleanor Meynell – wonders of clarity in the sprechstimme of Pierrot Lunaire.”

Paul Driver, The Sunday Times


Pierrot Lunaire does need a soprano of brilliance, and found it in Eleanor Meynell... She held her audience rapt (and enabled her to enjoy herself rasping out the spookier verses).”

Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News


“The performances are first rate – Eleanor Meynell is outstanding.”

Andrew Mayes, The Recorder Magazine


“The songs enabled Eleanor to show off her prodigious range. She is a captivating performer and each song took on a life of its own. Her smile was infectious, her face so expressive and the songs were not just sung but performed with great professionalism.”

Martin Booth, Watford Observer


“Her top notes are clear and open, she has no problem in the lower registers and her middle range has a sweetness and depth which is a delight to the ear. Her choice of haunting songs by Francois Poulenc gave ample scope to illustrate this quality and her controlled delivery captured the world-weary metaphysical yearnings of the composer perfectly... The selection of Spanish songs suited her striking looks and personality. They were ... joyful and sung with great feeling.”

Marilyn Starkey, Kent and Sussex Courier


“A soprano of great range and purity...”

Leonard Lazell, The Courier

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