Eleanor Blythman has worked as a professional performer internationally in both opera and musical theatre. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and the Elder Conservatorium of Music in South Australia.
Eleanor made her professional debut as Peep-bo in the Opera Australia production of The Mikado alongside Anthony Warlow, Judi Connelli and David Hobson. In the same year she performed as the Wife in Elena Kats- Chernin’s Undertow for Icebreaker productions touring to Hungary and Finland, Gretel in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George at The State Opera Studio and Janet McGregor in South Pacific for Seabiscuit Productions/Festival Centre. Whilst in Adelaide from 2003-7 Eleanor was a member of the State Opera Studio Young Artist program performing many roles such as Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Princess and the Nightingale L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Madame Herz in Mozart’s The Impressario and Tea Lady in The Station.
In 2007, prior to her departure to London to study at the Royal College of Music she was delighted to play the role of Amy in the Australian premiere of Adamo’s Little Women for the State Opera and State Theatre of South Australia. For the Royal College of Music Opera scenes she performed the roles of The Controller in Flight by Jonathan Dove, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten and Ilia in Idomeneo by Mozart. Upon completing her studies Eleanor was invited to join Coopera to sing the role of the Queen of the Night in their production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute which toured Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
Eleanor has recently returned from London where she performed on the West End Stage as Mrs Jenks in The Tenderland by Copland and as a Swing regularly performing the roles of Confidante, Bride in the Mirror, Wardrobe Mistress and Madame Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera. She also performed the roles of Wild Women, Cartwheel and Page in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Gala at Royal Albert Hall. Eleanor was most recently a finalist and prize winner for the MTO German/ Australian Opera Grant. Since her return to Adelaide Eleanor performed in Otello for the State Opera of South Australia, as Clara in Passion for Swell Productions and produced her own cabaret titled Enough?! as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014.