English National Opera

English National Opera

Charity information

English National Opera

Britain's only full-time repertory opera company, based in London.

Founded 1974

  • Mission statement

    ENO is a full time producing opera company with an international reputation for the development and performance of compelling opera of the highest standard. The Company produces a wide range of work from the baroque to the most recent music by living composers, presenting between twelve and fifteen operas each year. The artistic leadership engages outstanding creative teams to develop new material and refresh familiar repertoire, taking audiences on a journey of discovery across each season. This journey is facilitated by accessible pricing, performance of operas exclusively in English, a welcoming environment, and a host of engagement, education and outreach opportunities around our productions, which allow people to find out more and get involved.

    ENO is based at the London Coliseum on St Martin's Lane, its home since 1968. The Company is led by Artistic Director John Berry CBE, Executive Director Henriette Gotz, Music Director Edward Gardner OBE, President Sir Vernon Ellis and Chairman of the Board Martyn Rose.

  • Aims

    English National Opera aims to:

    • Opera for everyone: We are committed to attracting new audiences through innovative and imaginative programming, accessible ticket pricing and singing in English.
    • Creative collaborations: We work with a wealth of creative talent from across the arts, keeping our programming alive, exciting and relevant to contemporary audiences.
    • Nurture new talent: We commission and develop new opera, work with and support emerging creative talent, and provide training for young singers and musicians.
    • World-class opera: We are internationally recognised for the quality of our award-winning work. Our reputation is endorsed by our partnerships with prestigious international opera houses.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1974

    Registered Charity Number: 257210

    Phone number: 020 7845 9494

    Address: ENO London Coliseum St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4ES

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