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'An unexpected feast of top-drawer opera'   

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

What the critics say...

' 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.



Sunday 5 December 2021, 4.00pm , Church House, Wimborne, BH21 1HT

The Hurn Court Opera box of Christmas delights opens again! Join us for a heart-warming evening of seasonal music and beautiful voices... with mulled wine and mince pies too.

Admission by donation

To book, please contact, 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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