Under the baton of ENO’s Music Director, Mark Wigglesworth, the ENO Orchestra is at the heart of the company’s artistic life.
The ENO Orchestra performs a diverse range of repertoire, from Charpentier’s Medea to Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremburg.
In recent years, they have given the world premiere performances of Julian Anderson’s Thebans, Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds and Nico Muhly’s Two Boys as well as UK premieres of Philip Glass’s The Perfect American and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
Performances are regularly broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and screened live to cinemas worldwide as part of ENO Screen.
Recent recordings include Kate Royal’s CD Midsummer Night (2009), conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Janácek’s The Makropulos Case, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras (2007) and Verdi’s Macbeth (2013), as part of Chandos’s Opera in English series.
The Orchestra also participates in a side-by-side mentoring scheme, ENO Evolve, in which students from the Royal College of Music shadow ENO players gaining valuable experience of life in a professional opera orchestra.
The ENO Orchestra are passionately involved in the work of ENO Baylis, our learning and participation team, notably taking part in Opera Squad which brings the world of opera to life in the schools across London.
Rudi de Groote
Colin Clague / Julian Brewer
William Lockhart / Dominic Hackett
Assistant Orchestra Manager
Orchestra Logistics Manager