Although we can’t perform to you live at the London Coliseum for now, the ENO family is keeping our members entertained with weekly live events using Zoom.
To join in the fun, you can become an ENO Member from as little as £55 a year or £4.60 a month.
A Beginners Guide to Conducting
Wed 16 Sep, 7.30pm
Hosted by ENO Chorus Manager David Dyer, join Toby Purser for a maestro-class in the art of conducting. A former ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow, Toby is Head of Conducting at the Royal College of Music.
Learn the tricks of the trade and hear them chat about what it’s like to step up to the conductor’s podium. Remember to bring your own baton!
Catch-up on our previous ENO TV Online Events
ENO members have access to our private Vimeo channel, offering you the opportunity to catch-up on any live events you may have missed.
Members can watch now by following the links in the weekly emails.
Meet our ENO Evolve students
Recorded 09 Sep
Our ENO Evolve programme gives third and fourth-year RCM undergraduates the opportunity to work with the ENO Orchestra, providing invaluable experience and insight into life as a professional musician.
Opera Preview: ENO Drive & Live
Recorded 02 Sep
Join us live from the rehearsal room and find out what it’s like to create the UK’s first drive-in opera.
Hosted by producer Bob Holland, you’ll hear from director P J Harris, production manager Aggi Agostino, production designer Chloe Lamford and conductor Martin Fitzpatick.
You’ll also be treated to an exclusive performance from our Musetta and Alicindoro – Sydney Mancasola and Barnaby Rea.
You may even get a chance to ask the panel your questions.
In Conversation with Richard Suart
Recorded 26 Aug
Richard Suart is a familiar face on the London Coliseum stage, particularly well known for his performances as KoKo in The Mikado.
Richard will be interviewed by ENO Chair and longtime friend, Dr Harry Brunjes.
ENO Bingo with our CEO Stuart Murphy
Recorded 19 Aug
Join our ENO Stuart Murphy as he demonstrates his newfound career as a bingo caller.
Andrew Given, our Development Director, will chat to Stuart about his career journey to ENO whilst Stuart calls the numbers with fun facts about ENO, opera and the London Coliseum.
In Conversation with Andrew Shore
Recorded 12 Aug
Join Andrew Shore (ENO Superstar) as he chats about his career in opera and his many experiences of the London Coliseum stage with Martin Fitzpatrick (ENO Head of Music).
Meet the ENO Casting Team
Recorded 5 Aug
Join host Bob Holland, our Associate Artistic Director, as he chats with Michelle Williams (ENO Head of Casting) and Lottie Gulliver (Casting and ENO Harewood Manager) about scouting for opera talent, what they look for in singers, the audition process and what makes an emerging singer a potential ENO Harewood Artist.
The Making of a Music Director
Recorded 29 July
Join us for an evening with two of our favourite ENO family members – Martyn Brabbins and Edward Gardner.
Our current and former Music Directors will chat about the fun, the challenges, and the hectic schedule of being a conductor, plus what life is like inside and outside of ENO.
Edward Gardner was ENO Music Director from 2006 until 2015, then he became Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He was recently appointed Principal Conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recorded 22 July
By popular demand, we’re delighted to bring you another pub quiz, this time hosted by Nicky Spence (ENO Superstar), with question rounds from Paul Jones (Props Workshop Manager), Neil Lagden (Director of Facilities), Vinita Suryanarayanan (Director of People) and Katie Haynes (Planning Manager) – some of the incredible behind the scenes talent of ENO that our audiences never usually get the opportunity to meet.
In Conversation with the ENO Music Staff
Recorded 15 July
Our music staff are an essential part of the opera rehearsal and performance process: they coach singers, accompany rehearsals, and monitor the balance of the orchestra for the conductor, to name just a few of their duties.
You will meet five, often unseen, superstars of ENO: Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, Murray Hipkin, Chris Hopkins, Richard Peirson and Andrew Smith.
They’ll be interviewed by Martin Fitzpatrick, ENO’s Head of Music, and accompanied by a large supply of Gin & Tonic.
ENO Harewood Artist Recital
Recorded 8 July
Singers Claire Barnett-Jones, Matthew Durkan and Samantha Price performed a live recital, Michelle Williams (ENO Head of Casting) and Jane Robinson (ENO Head of Training) also chatted with our singers about lockdown, what they’ve been doing to pass the time and how they’ve kept their voices primed.
The Merry Mezzos of ENO
Recorded 1 July
Our two favourite Merry Mezzos – Dame Sarah Connolly and Alice Coote – as they have a chat about their careers and long history of working with ENO.
Cocktail Hour with ENO’s Mackerras Fellows
Recorded 17 June
Our ENO Mackerras Fellowship is a two-year programme for conductors at the start of their career. Our conductors become fully immersed in the life of an opera company, work as assistant conductors on productions, and often take the baton on a show of their own.
Our previous Fellows Gergely Madaras, Toby Purser, Matthew Kofi Waldren and Valentina Peleggi chat with Martin Fitzpatrick (ENO Head of Music) over cocktails about how they started their career, their work with English National Opera, how their careers have progressed, and introduce the newest member of the ENO Family – Olivia Clarke.
ENO Pub Quiz Live
Hosted by Nadine Benjamin, Katie Coventry, Elgan Llŷr Thomas and William Morgan – all ENO Harewood Artists – they promise to test your general knowledge and opera insight with a fun evening.
An Evening with Martyn Brabbins and Sir John Tomlinson
Recorded 3 June
Martyn (ENO Music Director) and Sir John (ENO Superstar) are old friends, and described this event as ‘joining in the ramblings of two old geezers down the pub’. Martyn talked about his training, his early career, his love of contemporary music, opera, his own composing and even give a demonstration of his favourite hobby – tapestry.