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Don Pasquale, April 2022

Photos: Ash Mills

5***** for Don Pasquale (Opera Now)

'Dazzling coloratura... some fine singing... the musical style and  excellent Italian pronunciation were admirable... a most enjoyable evening.' 

Philip Blake-Jones, Opera Now, August 2022. Click here to read full review

'An unexpected feast of top-drawer opera'   Will Frampton, Bournemouth Echo, on Magic Flute, April 2019 . Click here to read full review

 

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What the critics say...

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 in professional productions.

  • 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.

'... 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.

'...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.

'Dazzling coloratura and impressive top notes..some fine singing...a voice to watch with a rare elegance of tone...the musical style and  excellent Italian pronunciation were admirable...a most enjoyable evening at the opera.'

Philip Blake-Jones, Opera Now, August 2022 on Don Pasquale. Click here for full review.

COMING NEXT

Entries are open now for...

HCO SINGER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2022

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CONTACT US

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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