ENO instals a competent deputy

ENO instals a competent deputy


norman lebrecht

September 06, 2019

English National Opera, which has been under ACE pressure to get its act together, has recruited Louise Jeffreys as deputy chair.

Jeffreys, who has just stepped down as artistic director of the Barbican Centre, will also chair ENO’s artistic committee.

Before spending 20 years at the Barbican, she was Administrative Director at the Nottingham Playhouse, Head of Production at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and Technical Director at the English National Opera.

She knows the ropes.



  • 32VA says:

    Excellent appointment who will find much support within the company. But being Deputy to a mountebank won’t be easy.

  • Maria says:

    Looks as if she’s got a rope around her neck too! LOL!

  • Another Hasbeen says:

    She’s also been on the ENO Board since 2016 so she was actually recruited quite a long time ago!!