English National Opera is a full time producing company with an international reputation for new, exciting and distinctive opera.
We are committed to creating new audiences for opera through English language performances which are affordable and accessible to everyone. At the heart of our work is a commitment to nurturing British talent.
ENO's work plays a vital part in creating the future of opera:
We are recognised for the quality of our award-winning work. Our reputation is endorsed by our partnerships with prestigious opera houses around the world. Find out more >
We work with a wealth of talent from across the creative industries, keeping our programming alive, exciting and relevant to audiences. Find out more >
Nurturing new talent
We invest in the development and nurturing of emerging talent, providing training and opportunities for singers and musicians whilst commissioning new work. Find out more >
Making opera accessible
We sing in English so that our audience and our singers have an immediate and emotional connection to our operas, and offer extraordinary value: delivering world-class opera with affordable ticket prices as well as providing opportunities for learning and participation to our local community to develop the audiences of the future. Find out more >
Ticket sales account for 25% of the cost of our work, therefore we rely on generous donations from our Friends, Patrons, grant-making organisations, supporters and sponsors as well as investment from Arts Council England.
Charitable support plays a vital role in allowing us to work with the best singers, musicians, directors, designers, creative teams and technical crew to stage large-scale, imaginative productions using spectacular props and costumes and cutting-edge technology as well training the next generation of opera talent and providing access to our work for young people and our local community.