ENO appoints new artistic director

American joins London opera company at a difficult time

Daniel Kramer

Opera and theatre director Daniel Kramer has been appointed artistic director of English National Opera. He will take up the role in August 2016.


The American director has worked with the company since 2008, when he directed a production of Harrison Birtwistle's Punch and Judy as a member of ENO's young director scheme. 

'I am honoured to join this wonderful company' says Kramer. 'My intention is to champion this family [ENO] and to inspire audiences night after night… We are here to play and sing for you.'

ENO have been without an artistic director since John Berry resigned in July 2015, after over 20 years in the role. Kramer's appointment comes shortly after the resignation of music director Mark Wigglesworth, and in the wake of a lengthy dispute between management and ENO chorus over a change to the chorus contracts.


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