What is ENO Breathe?
A breathing and wellbeing programme developed specifically for people recovering from COVID-19, who are still suffering from breathlessness and associated anxiety. Delivered by ENO in collaboration with Imperial College Healthcare teams entirely online, the programme focuses on breathing re-training through singing.
ENO Breathe is not a choir or singing group. It is a social prescribing (non-clinical) intervention that uses singing techniques to aid recovery from COVID-19. No prior experience or interest in singing is required to take part in ENO Breathe.
ENO Breathe offers participants:
- An initial one-to-one online conversation with a member of our ENO Breathe team to discuss your suitability to the programme, introduce you to the work we will be doing and answer any questions you might have.
- Six weekly group online workshop sessions, led by an ENO vocal specialist. Workshops will encourage participants to take part in exercises and activities especially designed to support breathing control, providing tools for self-management of breath and anxiety.
- Access to bespoke online digital resources, designed to support you between sessions. These will include exercises, song sheets and audio and video materials, especially recorded by the ENO for participants on the programme.
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ENO (English National Opera) exists for everyone, creating new experiences with opera that inspires, nurtures creativity and makes a difference. It collaborates with a range of artists and art forms to deliver different aspects of the repertoire, from baroque to contemporary, as well as commissioning new works as part of our commitment to the future of the art form.