©Emily Brailsford

Eleanor Burke is a London-based director and choreographer and the Founder and Artistic Director of Green Opera. A trained ballet and contemporary dancer, Eleanor has studied stage combat with BADC to expand her work to include fight and intimacy choreography. She graduated with a First Class degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge where she was also a choral scholar. 


For Green Opera, Eleanor wrote and directed Fillu and the world premiere of Karolina Csáthy’s, Gesualdo; Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe; and Isolated Incidents: an original series of contemporary operatic scenes. 


Other directing credits include: Carmen (West Road Concert Hall), Gilbert & Sullivan,

The Mikado (West Road Concert Hall); Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti (Frankopan Hall), Mozart, Bastien und Bastienne/Der Schauspieldirektor (Trinity College Chapel); Die Zauberflöte (Opera Kensington); Horizon Project: Opera Scenes (DEBUT); Tosca (Bridgetower Trio). Upcoming projects include Britten,The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Fatale); Bellini, Capuleti e i Montecchi (Marginalia); a staging of Wolf, Italienisches Liederbuch (Arts Song in Action), and Bartók, Bluebeard's Castle (Green Opera).


As Assistant Director: Rossini, La Cenerentola (British Youth Opera, dir. Stuart Barker); Puccini, La Bohème (Jacksons Lane Theatre, dir. Daisy Evans); and Massenet, Chérubin (Royal Academy Opera dir. James Hurley); Holst, Sãvitri (Lauderdale House, dir. Julia Mintzer); Liam Wade/Charles Ogilvie, Bread & Circuses (Tête a Tête, dir. Julia Mintzer); Darren Berry, The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow (Tête a Tête, dir. Christian Holder).

Eleanor was awarded a Junior Artists Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2020/21 where she recently was the Revival Director for Martin Lloyd-Evans' production of Jonathan Dove. In the Autumn season she will be joining Theatre Krefeld

and Mönchengladbach as a Staff Director.





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