Harriet Eyley


Harriet Eyley

Tytania: A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Royal College of Music

“Harriet Eyley, magnetic, big-voiced and bright-toned…”



“Harriet Eyley – whom I admired very much as the Vixen in RCM’s production of Janacek’s own forest foray last Autumn, and in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias at the College earlier that year – was, as Tatyana, once again tremendously glossy of voice, adding some much needed glamour.”

Opera Today


Norina: Don Pasquale / Welsh National Opera

“Harriet Eyley gives a magical two-fold performance as the cute dungaree-clad health drink seller, Norina, who transforms into a vivacious valleys siren and turns both Pasquale and Ernesto’s worlds upside down with love and desire while she dazzles the audience with her beautiful soprano delivery.”

Entertainment South Wales


“Sung gloriously and acting with huge comedic flair by Harriet Eyley…”

South Wales Argus


“Harriet Eyley, whose complex timbre takes her beyond a soubrette, threw herself into her characterisation of right-on Norina and lairy Sofronia…”



Clotilde: Faramondo / London Handel Festival

“…she emerged with triumphant vigour in the memorable and virtuosic aria ‘Combatutta da due venti’…”

Classical Source


“Eyley, silver-toned and effortless, is by turns virtuosic and exquisite.”

The Guardian


“Harriet Eyley displays a beguiling soprano as Clotilde…”

Music OMH


“Harriet Eyley sparkled as a gamine Clotilde…”

Opera Today


“I enjoyed Harriet Eyley’s spirited portrayal of the conflicted Clotilde…”

The Times


Vixen Sharp-Ears: The Cunning Litle Vixen / Royal College of Music

“Harriet Eyley is a triumph as the Vixen, captivating vocally and dramatically and conveying a lovely innocence and ferocity…”

Classical Source


“As the Vixen, Harriet Eyley displayed thrilling brightness and vocal intensity, conveying the character’s vulnerability as well as her confidence and insouciance. In the moonlit interlude her soaring lyrical lines blazed with passion.”



Thérèse: Les mamelles de Tirésias / Royal College of Music

“...in Harriet Eyley, the RCM were blessed with a fine singing actress who projected imposingly but with a vocal warmth which assuaged some of Thérèse's feisty unreasonableness. The challenging coloratura was sung with penetrating precision and a sparkle of panache.“



Nora: Riders to the Sea / British Youth Opera

“…sung with searing concentration and wonderfully contained restraint…”

The Guardian


“…the radiantly engaged soprano Harriet Eyley as Nora…”



Oscar: Un ballo in maschera / Welsh National Opera

“It is a voice with wonderful warmth, clarity and tone, and she exudes charm on stage, and, in this role, a sense of mischief and fun whenever she appears. Definitely one to watch.”

Behind the Arras

Harriet Eyley sings Handel: Combatutta da due venti (Faramondo)