English National Opera
The 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.
The ENO currently mounts twenty productions a year with an annual audience of 450,000.
During extensive renovations of the Coliseum, the ENO performed in the Barbican Arts Centre, returning to the Coliseum in 2004.