'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
HURN COURT OPERA
SINGER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2020
National competition for singers aged between 20 and 28 years.
It is with great regret that due to escalating coronavirus cases and consequential issues,
we have had to cancel the semi-finals and finals of the competition, scheduled for
15 November at Merley House, Wimborne.