ENO Opera Squad is our flagship learning and participation programme that takes our orchestra and singers directly into schools to introduce young people from a wide range of backgrounds to live classical music and opera.
Hosted by Children's TV presenter Kirsten O'Brien, ENO Opera Squad is an interactive music lesson focusing on the elements of music, demonstrated with excerpts from Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Since 2011, we have performed to over 11,500 young people from 81 schools across Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Following our in-school visit, our generous trust & foundations supporters provide tickets to ENO Dress Rehearsals at the London Coliseum, giving young people and their teachers the opportunity to experience live opera at no cost. These visits are enhanced with pre-show chats with singers, backstage tours, and a child-friendly cartoon-style synopsis is sent to schools a week in advance.
To access our learning resources for schools visit operasquad.com
ENO Opera Squad partner schools can access free tickets to our dress rehearsals.
To continue ENO Opera Squad in 2014 and reach another 4,000 young people, we need your help. A donation of £5 will fund ENO Opera Squad for one child.
To make a donation, simply text OPERA SQUAD to 70700. (Texts cost £5 plus network charge. ENO receives the entire £5. Obtain bill payers permission).