NY Dramatic Voices
Februrary 24, 2018
Called “Wonderfully manic” by Patrick James Clement, of Parterre, Eowyn Driscoll is rapidly making a name for herself as an interpreter of the contralto and mezzo soprano repertoire. Her unique instrument, extended range, and intellectual curiosity give her the flexibility to choose music ranging from Bach and Handel to Verdi and Wagner.
Eowyn begins her 2017 - 2018 season with Azucena in Il trovatore with the West Side Opera Society. She was previously seen as Klytämnestra in Create Opera’s black box production of Elektra directed by Marc Verzatt, and Filipievna with Hudson Opera Theater in November 2016.
She has also appeared as The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with the Christman Opera Company, Gertrud in Hansel and Gretel with Amore Opera, Filipievna in Eugene Onegin with New York Opera Theater, and La Badessa in Suor Angelica with Golden Rose Opera Works and Opera Northport. In 2015, Eowyn made her debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto with the West Side Opera Society, and sang two all-Bach concerts which included selections from the B-Minor Mass, St. Matthew’s Passion and Bach BWV 35 “Geist und Seele”.
Eowyn was a 2014 finalist in the Ensemble 212 Young Artist competition, singing Beethoven’s Concert Aria “Ah! Perfido” and has previously performed the role of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Other roles include Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Ottavia (The Coronation of Poppaea), Flosshilde (Das Rheingold), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana) and La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica).
She regularly performs on concerts with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and has an interest in non-traditional performances, and re-imagining unexpected spaces as performance venues.
"Her characterization of the murderous queen had a wonderfully manic dimension. Upon hearing the news of Orestes death, her outsized reaction—forced, hysterical laughter—provoked an unnerving ambiguity: was she rejoicing her grieving?"
- Patrick Clement James, Parterre