English National Opera exists for everyone, creating new experiences with opera that inspires, nurtures creativity and makes a difference.
Our Vision: Lives changed through opera
Our Mission aims
We take a fresh inspiring approach to opera to reflect the diversity of our culture.
At ENO, we believe that opera is a living art form able to connect to people from all parts of our society.
We collaborate with a range of artists and art forms to deliver different aspects of the repertoire, from baroque to contemporary, as well as commissioning new works as part of our commitment to the future of the art form.
We sing in English
We believe that singing in English enhances the emotional connection between performers and audiences.
We encourage creativity throughout the company and our commitment to the future of opera provides a platform to develop outstanding careers.
We are a world-class national company recognised internationally for the standard of our work.
We nurture talent across the entire company, whether onstage, backstage, or in the pit and proactively provide a platform for young singers to start and then develop global careers.
We connect to audiences through inspiring, accessible, world-class opera and stimulating, creative participation programmes.
We create our productions for the widest possible audiences and aim to introduce completely new audiences to the magic of opera whether at the London Coliseum, outside of our theatrical home or internationally.
We make our productions accessible by offering a large proportion of tickets at affordable prices, through our attendance schemes and our ENO Baylis learning and participation programmes.
We work with a wide range of visiting companies to generate essential revenue and welcome new audiences to share the experience of our theatre.
For over 100 years we have been dedicated to making the highest quality opera available to the widest possible audience – a mission as relevant today as it has ever been.
Fundraising helps shape the future of this historic organisation
Having to be significantly less dependent on subsidy, we aim to increase our annual fundraising by a third to be better prepared than ever before to plan for the future.
Every donation will help us fulfil these ambitions
Your support has always been a critical part of our history and our success. We warmly invite you to play your part in the future of ENO.
ENO donors and sponsors get a unique insight into the life and work of this world-class organisation.
Joining the ENO family provides unique, enjoyable, memorable experiences and makes a real impact on our work.
Thanks to your support, we will have shaped our future, transformed the way that we work and laid the foundations for a number of bold, ambitious and transformative projects that will place ENO centre stage for years to come.
There has never been a better time than now to support English National Opera.