Claire-Louise Sankey smiling to camera

Claire-Louise Sankey


When did you join?
I joined ENO in August 2000, after working for the company as an extra since January 1999, including playing in the Millennium Dome opening concert!

Favourite ENO opera?
Puccini’s Tosca, or anything by Janáček

Best ENO moment?
Wagner’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

How did you start?
At school with group lessons aged 10. I also shared an oboe lesson!

Passion outside of opera?
Pilates. I’m now teaching Pilates, which is very interesting as musicians for example have a detailed awareness of movement and fast motor learning skills!

Last updated: 15th February 2024