Eleanor Burke is the Founder and Artistic Director of Green Opera and has been awarded a Junior Artists Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2020-21). Eleanor read English at Trinity College, Cambridge where she was a choral and academic scholar. A trained ballet and contemporary dancer, she is studying stage combat with BADC to expand her work to include fight and intimacy choreography.
Productions include: Bizet, Carmen (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge); Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti (Frankopan Hall, Cambridge); Mozart, Bastien und Bastienne/Der Schauspieldirektor (Trinity College Chapel); Mozart Die Zauberflöte (Opera Kensington); Karolina Csàthy, Gesualdo (Green Opera, Trinity College Chapel). Most recently, Eleanor wrote and directed Fillu, which was toured by Green Opera to The Royal Academy of Music Museum, The Minerva Festival, SouthWestFest and JAM on the Marsh Virtual. Eleanor was due to direct Poulenc,
La voix humaine (Raikes Consort) and be the Movement Director for Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti/Castaway (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) prior to Covid-19. Upcoming projects include: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe (Green Opera Online); Isolated Incidents: a series of original operatic scenes (Green Opera Online); and Edward Lambert’s The Duchess of Padua (The Old Fire Station, Oxford; Arts for Hungerford; The Cockpit Theatre, London).
Eleanor has also worked professionally as an Assistant Director. She assisted on and observed several productions as part of the Arcola's Grimeborn Festival 2019 including Scott Joplin's Treemonisha and Julia Burbach's staging of Wagner's Das Rheingold. She has also assisted Stuart Barker on Rossini’s La Cenerentola (British Youth Opera); Daisy Evans on Puccini’s La Bohème (Hampstead Garden Opera); James Hurley on his production of Massenet, Chérubin (Royal Academy Opera); and, most recently, Julia Mintzer on Holst, Savitri (Hampstead Garden Opera). Currently she is assisting on Darren Berry’s The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow, and Liam Wade/Charles Ogilvie, Bread and Circuses (Tête à Tête). Eleanor is looking forward to assisting Martin Lloyd-Evans at GSMD on the Autumn Opera Scenes and Jonathan Dove, The Little Green Swallow.