ABOUT US

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 Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competitionthe 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.

COMING NEXT

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.

Cost: £15 or £18 with music hire; fee includes coffee, tea and homemade cakes

Retiring collection for music therapy at the Child Development Centre, Poole Hospital

Click here for an application form or contact rosie@rosieclay.co.uk

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.

Theo Perry

Guglielmo

 Irene Hoogveld 

Fiordiligi

Guy Elliott

Ferrando

Olivia Boen

Despina

Adam Maxey

Don Alfonso

Tickets £22, concessions £20, under-18s and full-time students £10 Available from www.regentcentre.co.uk, 01202 499199

CONTACT US

Ticket sales:

Andrew Foot

07717 570333

email

 

Artistic Director and enquiries from singers:

Lynton Atkinson

07855 957209

email

Supporters and general enquiries:

Rosie Clay

07951 078207

email

Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competition:

Kaarina Manzur

07780 682316

email

Hurn Court Opera registered charity number 1177609