English National Opera Chorus
The Chorus of English National Opera is one of the Company’s finest assets. In countless English National Opera productions they have thrilled audiences with the power of their singing and the intensity of their acting. The wide range of skills and experience members bring to performances distinguish any production in which they appear. Particular triumphs for the Chorus have been Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Britten’s Billy Budd and Peter Grimes, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s Otello. Their recording of the last, in Jonathan Miller’s production conducted by Mark Elder, appeared on Chandos under the sponsorship of the Peter Moores Foundation, as did their recording of the celebrated ‘Ring Cycle’ conducted by Sir Reginald Goodall. Other Chandos/Peter Moores Foundation recordings featuring the ENO Chorus are Falstaff, Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar, Rigoletto and La traviata.