Hurn Court Opera showcases some of the finest young singers in the country.
At the heart of our company is the belief that emerging artists, struggling to carve out careers, need high-quality, appropriately paid performance opportunities – and audiences to delight and enthuse!
Exciting chances to experience the next generation of singers.
A mix of opera, recitals and public masterclasses, with singers supported by artists at the top of the profession.
Performances tailored to a range of innovative venues.
Orchestras comprising experienced professional players.
The Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competition, the final rounds of which are open to the public.
'An unexpected feast of top-drawer opera' Will Frampton, Bournemouth Echo,
on Magic Flute, April 2019
'...one of the most enjoyable nights at the opera I have ever experienced. Some of these singers were not just already fit for performance with an established company, they were among the better singers I have seen in their role.'
Will Frampton, Bournemouth Echo, on Magic Flute, 2019. Click here for full review.
'...Two promising young singers on the threshold of glittering careers gave an outstanding recital... Both singers, already equipped with considerable experience in opera, conveyed admirable poise, intelligent musicianship and flawless techniques.'
David Truslove, Opera Today, on A Shropshire Lad and a Wiltshire Lass, recital by Siân Dicker, soprano, Michael Lafferty, baritone and Ashley Beauchamp, piano, November 2019. Click here for full review.
COME AND SING OPERA CHORUSES
Sunday 1 March, 2.30pm, free informal concert 6.00pm
Richmond Hill St Andrew's Church, Bournemouth, BH2 6JJ
Join us for an afternoon’s workshop on some of the best-loved choruses in the repertoire led by
Lynton Atkinson, Artistic Director of Hurn Court Opera
All standards of singer welcome. Opportunities for soloists.
COSI FAN TUTTE
Tuesday 7 April and Thursday 9 April, 7.30pm
Regent Theatre, Christchurch, BH23 1AS
Fully staged production of Mozart's bittersweet comic opera,
featuring HCO prizewinners supported by professional orchestra.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Tickets £22, concessions £20, under-18s and full-time students £10 Available from www.regentcentre.co.uk, 01202 499199