English National OperaThe English National Opera (ENO) is London's second opera company, after the Royal Opera at Covent Garden. It is well-known for attracting talented lesser-known singers and for its productions being sung in English.
The ENO was established in its current form in 1974; in previous incarnations it was known as the Vic-Wells and then later Sadler-Wells Opera Company.
In 1968, the ENO (then Sadler-Wells) moved into the London Coliseum, London's largest and best equipped theatre dating from 1904.
The ENO currently mounts twenty productions a year with an annual audience of 450,000.
As the Coliseum is being extensively renovated, the ENO is currently performing in the Barbican.