Elinor, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, studied voice at Chetham’s School Of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Worshipful Company of Horners’ Becker Scholarship and the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize for Contemporary Song.
Recent roles include Josephine HMS Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company Tour) Mabel Pirates Of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company Tour) Violetta La Traviata (OperaUpClose/Soho Theatre and Tour), Mimi La Boheme (in the Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose production at the Soho Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre and Tour), Sophie Werther (Midsummer Opera), Rosina The Barber Of Seville (OUC Tour), Anna Don Giovanni (OUC/Soho Theatre), Mrs Bear-Crawford Beginners (New commission, ROH Linbury Theatre) Michaela Carmen (For EPOC at the Royal Albert Hall), Susanna The Marriage of Figaro (Opera La Gozinère), Rusalka/Voran May Night (Garsington Opera), Rowan The Little Sweep (International Festival of Shannon). Elinor has been the recipient of a Garsington Opera Award.
Oratorio experience includes Mozart Requiem (at the Cadogan Hall), Verdi Requiem (Lighthouse Theatre Poole), Vaughn-Williams Sea Symphony (at the Victoria Hall, Hanley with the Ceramic City Choir), Orff Carmina Burana, Handel Messiah, Handel Joshua, Hadyn Creation, Haydn The Seasons, Haydn Nelson Mass, Mozart Coronation Mass, Schumann Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle, Mendelssohn Elijah, Brahms Requiem.
Elinor was a soloist on a SONY BMG recording “The Best Of Gilbert And Sullivan” which reached the top of the Classical Chart.
Elinor is in demand as a vocal animateur for opera companies such as Opera North, Aldeburgh Music, the Royal Opera House, and as far away as Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus in Toronto. She was assistant director on Towards An Unknown Port for English Touring Opera (ROH Linbury Theatre and Tour) last year and also directed her first children’s opera Hedgehog’s Home at the Conway Hall in 2012. Also in 2012 she performed a dance role in Danny Boyle’s Olympic Opening Ceremony but has since put away her hip hop shoes (until the right future opportunity…).