Eleanor is a director and movement director, working internationally. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Green Opera, an environmentally sustainable opera company. At 23, Eleanor became the youngest director ever accepted onto the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme (2022-24) at the Royal Opera House, London.

Eleanor has worked as a Staff Director at Theatern Krefeld und Mönchengladbach, Germany where her revivals included Don Pasquale, Rusalka, Die Zauberflöte, Dialogues des Carmélites, and Carmen. Eleanor has assisted and worked with companies including Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Silent Opera, British Youth Opera and Royal Academy Opera.


She graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge where she was also a choral scholar. She was also a Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama from 2020-21. A trained ballet and contemporary dancer, she has now expanded her practice to include fight and intimacy choreography, studying with the British Association of Dramatic Combat. 


Eleanor’s recent productions include Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh/Emily Hazrati, TIDE (Britten Pears Arts, Aldeburgh Festival); The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Asteria in aid of Refuge); 'A Rose by Another Name' (Marginalia Performance); Isolated Incidents (Green Opera); Tosca (Bridgetower Ensemble); Carmen (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge). She has also directed opera scenes for London City Orchestra and DEBUT.





Eleanor is currently include reviving Rebecca Meltzer's production of Mansfield Park on a UK Tour for Waterperry Opera Festival. Future engagements include, Bluebeard’s Castle (Grimeborn); The Cunning Little Vixen (Hampstead Garden Opera); Le Loup-garou (Gothic Opera); Hansel & Gretel (Marginalia Performance).


As a soprano, Eleanor created the role of ‘Suburban Girl’ in Nico Muhly, Two Boys for English National Opera and 'The Impresario' in Joanna Ward, Hunger (Helios Collective, Edinburgh Festival). She has sung the role of Flora in The Turn of the Screw for multiple companies across the world including: Teatro La Fenice, Theater an der Wien, Oper am Rhein, Opera Up Close, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. She has appeared as a soloist with Trinity College Choir and the National and London Youth Choirs and as a dancer/actor in various productions for English National Opera including Bluebeard's Castle and Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust.

Eleanor speaks English and German.

 ©Emily Brailsford




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