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Louis Hurst


Louis Hurst has performed with Scottish Opera, Opera North, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, the Mastersingers and at the Aix-en-Provence and Grimeborn Festivals. He has appeared in opera scenes with British Youth Opera, at the Royal Northern College of Music and with Young Opera Venture.


His operatic repertoire includes Yamadori and High Commissioner Madama Butterfly, Dr Bartolo Il barbiere di Siviglia, Re di Scozia Ariodante, Mr Peachum The Beggar’s Opera, Luka The Bear, Colline La bohème, Keeper of the Madhouse The Rake’s Progress, Father Hänsel und Gretel, Lion Pyramus and Thisbe (Lampe), King Ajax II La belle Hélène, Baron Douphol La traviata, and Sid and Billy Jack Rabbit La fanciulla del West.


He covered the role of Gunther Götterdämmerung with Saffron Opera Group, performed the Jailor Tosca for Grange Park Opera and most recently sang the role of Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor for Fulham Opera who have invited him back to perform the role of Donner Das Rheingold. This summer he will appear in Der fliegende Holländer at Longborough Festival Opera before returning to Saffron Opera Group to sing Dritte Gralsritter and cover the role of Klingsor in Parsifal.


Louis Hurst has worked with major conductors Martyn Brabbins, Sir Mark Elder, Nicholas Kraemer and the late Richard Hickox, amongst others.


He is a regular performer with several distinguished choirs at London’s Chapel Royal and in several churches across the UK including the Savoy Chapel, Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace and St George's Hannover Square.


Louis Hurst started singing as a treble chorister at Manchester Grammar School before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music where he was supported by Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild and the Musicians' Benevolent Fund. He went on to participate in the ENO Opera Works Programme.