We are the largest employer of British opera talent in the UK. Your support will enable us nurture new talent with unique opportunities to discover, develop and share their talent on ENO’s stage and beyond.
Our nine training programmes make a vital contribution to the next generation of opera talent in the UK and around the world. However, we rely on the support of forward thinking philanthropists to continue to develop new talent in this way.
For a contribution of £1,500 per annum, supporters have the opportunity to experience the development and progress of participants through exclusive invitations to workshops, rehearsals and recitals.
ENO Harewood Artists
Harewood Artists is our flagship programme for 13 singers who have the potential to perform at the highest level on the international stage. Each season, around twelve artists receive training and mentoring from the artistic leadership team at ENO, allowing them to flourish as artists whilst taking on significant roles in ENO productions, many of which are principle leads.
ENO Opera Works
Opera Works offers in-depth training for 20 aspiring professional singers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Past participants now perform with companies such as ENO, Glyndebourne, Grange Park Opera and Scottish Opera.
ENO Junior Singers
Junior Singers provides approximately 90 young people with the skills, training and pastoral care required for them to perform in our productions.
ENO Trainee Repetiteurs
Our rainee repetiteurs programme gives two exceptionally talented young pianists paid work experience as trainees with the opportunity to coach singers and lead music rehearsals whilst being mentored.
ENO Evolve gives 15 young orchestral musicians currently studying at music conservatoires the opportunity to experience working with an opera company for two productions conducted our Music Director.
ENO Chorus Mentoring
ENO Chorus Mentoring offers selected MMus students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire to experience the working life of an individual within the chorus and cultivating an appreciation of the expectations and demands of the profession.
ENO House Composers
is a newly established flexible, supportive and in-depth development programme for 4 aspiring opera composers.
Our composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth has the opportunity to explore our orchestra, chorus and singers whilst working towards his first full-scale opera commission.
ENO Mackerras Fellowship
Our Mackerras Fellowship programme provides an exceptional young conductor the opportunity to shadow and work alongside our Music Director.