English National Opera is the national opera company dedicated to one simple aim: making opera for everyone. We sing in English to be accessible to the widest possible audience, as well as offering free tickets for under 21s, and for as little as ten pounds for everyone else. We create opera that feels different, theatrical and creatively daring and have been doing this to an internationally recognised standard since being founded in 1931 as Sadler’s Wells Opera.
Annilese Miskimmon joined ENO as Artistic Director in May 2020. She was Director of Opera for Norwegian Opera and Ballet in Oslo and previously Artistic Director and General Manager of Danish National Opera.
She studied English Literature at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Arts Management at City University at the Barbican, London. Glyndebourne Festival and Tour appointed her Consultant Associate Director whereupon she became the Artistic Director of Opera Theatre Company – the National Touring Opera of Ireland.
She continues to work as a freelance director around the world and has worked extensively in the largest international opera houses.
Her critically acclaimed work has been nominated for and won awards including the International Opera Awards, Royal Philharmonic Society, UK Theatre Awards, South Bank Arts Awards, Guardian Theatre, Irish Times, Manchester Evening News Theatre and Aarhus Stiften awards.
She is an active member of Opera Europa and a regular, juror, conference speaker and leader.
Associate Artistic Director
Bob joined ENO in 2005 as the Company Manager before becoming a Producer, the Programming Director and then moving to his current role, working alongside Annilese Miskimmon, the Artistic Director. He has over 20 years experience working for various international Opera Houses.