ENO TV: Exclusive Live Online Events for ENO Members

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.

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Upcoming ENO TV Online Events

In conversation with Lesley Garrett

Wed 25 Nov, 7.30pm

Join ENO superstar, soprano Lesley Garrett as she talks about being a world-class opera singer, musician, broadcaster and media personality – not to mention Strictly Come Dancing finalist, and award-winning recording artist!

Lesley will be interviewed by dancer, choreographer and director Jacquie Storey.

Meet our ENO Chorus Fellows

Wed 02 Dec, 7.30pm

Hosted by Chorus Master Mark Biggins, this is your chance to meet our ENO Chorus Fellows, Julia Daramy-Williams, Satriya Krisna and James Liu.

To more fairly reflect our society, we welcomed the new ENO Chorus Fellows to our ENO Chorus in the 2019/20 Season.

Learn what it’s like to join the award-winning ENO Chorus, to be featured on-stage, and what it’s like to be a professional chorister in a lockdown.

Meet our ENO Baylis Team

Wed 09 Dec, 7.30pm

ENO Baylis is our Learning and Participation programme. Since 2015, ENO Baylis has engaged 30,000 young people and introduced them to the thrill of opera in their schools and online.

Meet Jenny Mollica, Director of Baylis, as she chats all things ENO Baylis with Andrew Given.

Find out about her future plans for ENO Baylis, how ENO Breathe came about, as well as her previous work the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Barbican.

Catch-up on our previous ENO TV Online Events

ENO Members have access to our exclusive catch-up service, giving you the opportunity to catch-up on ENO TV events whenever you want.

ENO TV Catch-up
Please note a password is required to access our catch-up service.
ENO Members will find the current password on their weekly emails.

Meet our ENO Chorus

Recorded 18 Nov

Join Head of Music Martin Fitzpatrick as he chats with members of our award-winning ENO Chorus.

Find out what it’s like to perform on the Coliseum stage, in one of the finest professional operatic ensembles in the UK today.

You may even get a chance to ask those burning questions at the end!

Panellists include Claire Pendleton (soprano), Debbie Davison (mezzo), Pablo Strong (tenor) and Paul Sheehan (bass).

Meet our ENO Orchestra

Recorded 11 Nov

Hosted by Martyn Brabbins, meet our Olivier Award-winning orchestra.

Find out what it’s like going from Verdi, to Gershwin, to Birtwistle – and that’s all in one day!

Panellists include Claire Wickes (Section Principal Flute), Mick Doran, (Section Principal Percussion), Becky Smith (Section Principal Trombone) and Rupert Ring (Sub-Principal No.3 Double Bass).

Ghost tour of the London Coliseum

Recorded 28 Oct

David Dyer, ENO Chorus Manager, invites to you to join him live from the London Coliseum for a Halloween special – a ghost tour of the London Coliseum.

The London Coliseum is purportedly home to many ghosts and ghouls including soldiers, children and even a horse. David will walk you through the theatre and our haunted history – keep an eye out for any paranormal activity!

An Evening with our new ENO Harewood Artists

Recorded 21 Oct

Join us live from the London Coliseum for a recital with our new ENO Harewood Artists for 2020/21 – Alexandra Oomen, William Thomas and Benson Wilson.

Our ENO Harewood Artists will perform some of their favourite repertoire live, as well as be interviewed by Michelle Williams, Head of Casting and Lottie Gulliver, Casting and Harewood Manager. You may even get a chance to ask questions at the end.

Meet the ENO Stage Management Team

Recorded 14 Oct

Hosted by our Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon, meet our fantastic Stage Management Team: Rosie Davis (Stage Manager), James Bartrum (Deputy Stage Manager) and Philip Turner (Head of Stage Management) and find out what it’s like to be responsible for running a live ENO show. Hear them talk about the highs, the lows, and perhaps some hilarious anecdotes.

Sneak Peek for Members and Supporters

7 Oct

Join Artistic Director Annilese Miskimmon and CEO Stuart Murphy as they talk you through ENO’s new Spring 2021 Season giving you a sneak peek at our future plans.

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.

Hosted by Orchestra Manager Madeleine Ridout, join Jacqui Miles, First Violin, Claire Wickes, Principal Flute, and their student mentees as they discuss the mentoring process.

A Beginners Guide to Conducting

Recorded 16 Sep

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!

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.

Quiz Night

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.

Header image courtesy of Pablo Strong ©.