Eowyn Driscoll is an American contralto living in Saxony.
She specializes in Bach, Mahler, Wagner and Strauss.

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 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.

Originally from New York, Eowyn moved to Germany in 2018 to pursue her musical career. She is a Recipient of the 2020 Denkzeit Stipendium from the Ministry of Culture in Saxony, for her project “The Sun will Rise Again | Nun will die Sonn so hell aufgeh’n”, a digital concert exhibition exploring the emotions brought about by the Coronacrisis.

Eowyn now resides with her partner in a town near Leipzig, Germany and works as a web designer in addition to her work as a performer. In her free time, she pursues other arts, such as sewing, knitting and photography, and enjoys swimming, hiking, and cycling. She is a lover of cats, and an avid reader of fantasy fiction who always appreciates suggestions on what to read next.

Before immigrating, Eowyn’s 2017 - 2018 season included Azucena in Il trovatore with the West Side Opera Society, Ulrica with Create Opera & the Prism Ensemble, and the Zia Principessa with New York Dramatic voices in February 2018. Previously, she was seen as Klytämnestra in Create Opera’s black box production of Elektra directed by Marc Verzatt, and Filipevna 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, Filipevna in Eugene Onegin with New York Opera Theater, and La Badessa in Suor Angelica with Golden Rose Opera Works and Opera Northport. After transitioning to mezzo-soprano, 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” in 2015.

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), La Frugola (Il Tabarro), Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria Rusticana) and the title role in Carmen.