Industry Insights

What an audience sees on stage is only part of the huge amount of work that goes on to produce an opera at English National Opera.

Learn more about the variety of roles behind the scenes and explore the skills of ENO artists in our series of videos that showcase some of the exciting roles in the theatre industry.


Every opera needs a Composer to write the score, and a Librettist to write the words that will be sung on stage.

Have a watch of the videos below to find out a little more about both jobs, and how Iain Bell and Emma Jenkins got into their professions.

Would you rather have a more ‘hands on’ approach to working in opera?

See what Vanessa from our Wigs and Makeup Department, and Megan, our Head Milliner get up to working at ENO.

If you’re more interested in the technical or logistical side of staging an opera, a career as a Sound Engineer or Stage Manager might be more up your street!

Interested in learning more about Opera Jobs? You can watch the full series below…

While you’re here, why not have a listen to tracks from our Salon Discussion sessions: A series of discussions for students and emerging artists aimed at opening up creative practice.

If you are interested in attending an event, please contact [email protected].