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 Competition.


'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.

It was with great regret that due to the Covid-19 outbreak we had to postpone the performances of Cosi scheduled for earlier this year. We intend, however, to reschedule the opera as soon as we can. Meanwhile we've been adapting our activities for these changed circumstances - do keep an eye on the website for details. Supporting young singers as best we can and enabling you to share in their work remain our top priorities. Thank you for your support.

Lynton Atkinson, Artistic Director



Ticket sales:

Andrew Foot

07717 570333



Artistic Director and enquiries from singers:

Lynton Atkinson

07855 957209


Supporters and general enquiries:

Rosie Clay

07951 078207


Hurn Court Opera Singer of the Year Competition:

Kaarina Manzur

07780 682316




National competition for singers aged between 20 and 28 years


Wasfi Kani OBE - CEO and Founder of Grange Park Opera

Sir Simon Keenlyside CBE - international baritone

Nicholas Chalmers - Artistic Director of Nevill Holt Opera

Semi-finals 11.00am and finals 3.00pm on Sunday 15 November, live-stream link tba


For more information click here

Photo: Richard Lewisohn

Photo: Robert Workman

Hurn Court Opera registered charity number 1177609