When did you join?
Favourite ENO opera?
Best ENO moment?
Opening the Millennium Dome (now known as the o2 Arena) for New Year 2000.
How did you start?
When I was at school, I wanted to play the flute but couldn’t get a note out of it, so I was given an oboe to try instead.
Passion outside of opera?
Playing golf and supporting Tottenham Hotspur FC.
She is also a Professor of Oboe at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
During her time at ENO Ruth has played as guest principal oboe of many leading UK orchestras and in 2003 she released a CD of English Oboe Concertos for ASV.
Recently she appeared on camera in the feature film “Me Before You” playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto.
Last updated: 9th October 2019