Eleanor Burke

Artistic Director

Eleanor Burke is an Anglo-Irish director and movement director, working internationally. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Green Opera, the world’s first 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 was a Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and holds a First Class degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge where she was a choral scholar. 

In 2023 she will make house debuts at the Royal Opera House, directing the Young Artists Summer Performance, and La Monnaie/De Munt, directing Eleanor Burke/Logan Lopez-Gonzalez, 555: Verlaine en Prison. Eleanor will direct a staged premiere of Judith Weir’s King Harald’s Saga for the 2023 Waterperry Opera Festival. 

Eleanor’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen (Hampstead Garden Opera) has recently won an Off West End Theatre Award. Other recent work includes William Gardner/Matthew Green, The Prisoner (Royal Academy of Music); Bluebeard’s Castle (Green Opera); Le Loup-garou (Gothic Opera); and Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh/Emily Hazrati, TIDE (Britten Pears Arts, Aldeburgh Festival).

She was a Staff Director at Theatern Krefeld und Mönchengladbach and has worked with companies including Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, English National Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Theater an der Wien and Teatro La Fenice. 

Lasse Bohnsack

Creative Producer

Lasse is a Producer and Production Manager for opera and musical theatre specialising in environmentally friendly and kind working practices. Previously, he worked internationally in theatre production administration, management and casting for opera and musical theatre venues and production companies in the UK and Germany. 

He holds a first class degree (distinction) in historical Musicology and German Language and Literature and reads Creative Producing in the MFA Programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Business Administration at University College London.

Lasse recently worked with Opera Holland Park, Park Theatre and with the commercial Producers Ameena Hamid and Royo. His independent Off-West End production work was seen at Riverside Studios, Omnibus Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, the White Bear Theatre and was featured as part as Camden Fringe and Bloomsbury Festival. 

Jonathan Whiting

Composer in Residence

Jonathan is a freelance award-winning composer who specialises in vocal and theatrical music. He graduated from King’s College London with a First Class degree in Music where he was taught composition under Dr Edward Nesbitt. As an academic, he specialised in musical theatre, particularly the analytical approach to the music of Stephen Sondheim. Currently Jonathan is studying for a Masters in Composition at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Jonathan has received commissions and performances from the Modern Music Society of King’s College London and Guy’s Chapel Choir and has two publications with Queen’s Temple Publications. He also works as editor and typesetter for world-renowned musical pedagogue and composer, Paul Harris, and assists in the running of the annual International Malcolm Arnold Festival. Upcoming projects include the premiere of his operatic scene, The Porter as part of Green Opera’s Isolated Incidents project and Sleeping Beauty (Cambridge Footlights).