Reviews

Gariné (Gariné) Grimeborn Festival - Arcola Theatre

"Danae Eleni (Gariné) impressed in her lovely entrance aria, her attractive soprano dusky in its lower register" - Mark Pullinger (Bachtrack)

"actress Danae Eleni gives a more serious and convincing performance as Gariné, sincerely depicting the plight of a young lady who wants to act despite her father’s disapproval" - Josephine Ababio (ayoungertheatre)

"Danae Eleni delivered the title role with winning conviction" - Mark Valencia (whatsonstage)

musetta (La Boheme) grimeborn festival - arcola theatre

"Danae Eleni acted out Musetta’s contrasting roles as both café flirt and Mimi’s loyal friend very well" - Tim Hochstrasser (britishtheatre)

"a convincingly sexy Musetta" - Owen Davies (playstosee)

"a sassy, sexy Musetta... the acting is excellent" - Gary Naylor (broadwayworld)

Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) metta theatre/oxford philharmonic orchestra - new theatre, oxford

"The real scene-stealers, though, were Danae Eleni’s feisty Despina and Donald Maxwell’s wily Alfonso. Eleni was a delight; vivacious and mischievous, with a glorious voice to match, and her comic talents really shone when she was disguised as a notary" - Nicola Lisle (oxfordtimes)

"Eleni exemplified Despina’s irrepressible spirits with a sparkling performance, not milking the comedy of her disguises as the doctor and the notary any more than necessary " - Curtis Rogers (seenandheardinternational)

"the highlight of this performance must be the humour injected by the characters of Despina (Danae Eleni) and Don Alfonso (Donald Maxwell)" - S. Mitchell (oxfordculturereview)

Olive (Possession!) tete á tete festival - central st martin's

"Saklatvala and Eleni both give committed performances in which Saklatvala’s acting impresses, while Eleni’s voice is warm and smooth" - Charlotte Valori (bachtrack)

Despina (cosi fan tutte) opera 24 - arcola theatre

"The performance was highly amusing in places, particularly Danae Eleni who plays a farcical crystal healer and a Scottish registrar as well as her main role as a shrewd and vengeful maid" - Tamara Stanton (playstosee)

"Danae Eleni (Despina) shows off her range and the supported power of her voice through her different disguises" - Belle Lupton (belletells)

Scientist (The silence of the bees: A science opera) kelvin thomson

 "the performers were absolutely amazing, particularly Danae Eleni representing ‘the Scientist" - Liz (thepoddelusion)

Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) Open Door Opera - King's Head theatre

"This is an intimate opera house, so we’re close enough to count the stitches in Gretel’s knitting. The major strength of this production is the casting and direction of the title roles. Laura Kelly’s Hansel is a sulky boy, a reluctant dancer at first; Danae Eleni’s domestic Gretel chides and cajoles him. The dance sequence, so often twee and tedious, is full of fun and character here. They both sing their roles beautifully, their two voices, carefully tempered to the tiny venue, blend well. And they act every second of the score – gobbling strawberries, scoffing marshmallows, licking up the cream, sharing a broomstick to fly off home at the end." - Michael Gray (thepublicreviews)

Mrs Lazarus (Mrs Lazarus) Radius Ensemble - Purcell Room

"subtle, alive, theatrical soloist... subtle in her shading of words" - Andrew Stewart (ClassicalMusicMagazine Dec 2009)

Interviews

Gulf Life November 2015

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