Chorus Fellowship for Disabled People

English National Opera is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone and was set up to be for everyone.

It is for this reason that we stage opera of the highest quality always sung in English. It is why we have ticket prices which are affordable, or free, if you’re under 21. It Is why we work with local communities to bring opera to people who might otherwise not experience it.

ENO’s ambition is to achieve greater diverse representation and this forms part of our inclusion strategy which will continue to evolve and develop over time to reflect the society in which we operate in our work on stage, in our audiences and in our workplace.

We recognise that disabled choristers are not only underrepresented in our opera chorus, but also face additional barriers in accessing professional opportunities. This Fellowship was established to begin to address this issue and aims to offer disabled singers the opportunity to develop their careers in a supportive environment.

A chorister is a member of the chorus of English National Opera.  The job involves a commitment to the artistic integrity of the chorus, as well as giving the opportunity to have coaching with ENO Music Staff and the opportunity to be considered for small roles and covers.

Key Duties:

  • Prepare and learn music as required during music and / or production / stage calls
  • To participate in all chorus work including work with our ENO Learning and Participation Programme (ENO Engage)
  • Rehearse with the Director (including Staff Directors, Choreographers, Fight Arrangers etc.) in rehearsal rooms, studios, on stage, or at any other venue
  • Rehearse and perform in the London area (i.e. at the London Coliseum) or at any other venue within a 20 mile radius of Charing Cross.
  • Wear costume, wigs and make – up when and as directed at stage rehearsals and performances; wear rehearsal/practice costumes as necessary at production rehearsals.

All applicants should have a high standard of singing.  We are open to having a discussion with each candidate to discuss their individual needs and requirements. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please see the attached recruitment pack for more information on how to apply.

To apply:

Send to:

[email protected]

Deadline for receipt of applications:

Monday 17th October at 17.00

Auditions will take place during December 2022

We encourage an open dialogue with candidates, therefore if you would like the opportunity to discuss anything before submitting an application, please contact:  [email protected]