'An unexpected feast of top-drawer opera'   

Will Frampton, Bournemouth Echo, on Magic Flute, April 2019 

What the critics say...

'...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 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 recital by Siân Dicker, soprano, Michael Lafferty, baritone and  Ashley Beauchamp, piano, 2019. Click here for full review.


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!

We offer:

  • 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 HCO Singer of the Year Competition.



Staged production of Henry Purcell's poignant opera

Thursday 2 September 2021, 7.30pm

Richmond Hill St Andrew’s URC Church, Bournemouth, BH2 6JJ

Friday 3 September 2021, 7.30pm

Wilton Parish Church, West Street, Wilton, Salisbury, SP2 0DL

Featuring a cast of rising young vocal stars, this new production melds choreographed movement with Purcell's exquisite music. Zenaida Yanowsky, former star principal of the Royal Ballet, joins us as Movement Director and baroque strings will be led from the harpsichord by Lynton Atkinson

Tickets - £25; under-18s and those in full-time education - free (ticket still needed)

Obtainable from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/hurn-court-opera

Friends of Hurn Court Opera: tickets from foothart@gmail.com or 07717 570333

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Ticket sales and finance:

Andrew Foot

07717 570333

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Artistic Director and enquiries from singers:

Lynton Atkinson

07855 957209

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Supporters and general enquiries:

Rosie Clay

07951 078207

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HCO Singer of the Year Competition:

Kaarina Manzur

07780 682316

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