Louis Hurst is a young Baritone studying with Raymond Connell and Nick Powell. He was a Finalist for the 2016 Wagner Society of England's Singing Competition and was selected to participate in the 2015/2016 ENO Opera Works Programme. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music which was made possible by the generous support of Michael Oglesby, the Drapers Guild and the Musician's Benevolent Fund.
After completing his studies in Manchester he relocated with his wife, Tanya, to London. The newest addition to his family has come in the form of a ginger Tom named Sampson. Tanya is hoping, in vain, that a Delilah will join them in the not too distant future.
His love of music developed during his time at Manchester Grammar School where he started out as a treble chorister. During his teen years Louis continued to pursue his vocal studies which coincidentally involved projects with neighbouring Girls' Schools.
Louis has had the privilege to work with such renowned conductors as Mark Elder, Richard Hickox, Martyn Brabbins, Stephen Wilkinson and Nicholas Kraemer, amongst others. His opera roles have been eclectic and unusual, from a Lion to a Greek King and even God.
Louis regularly deps in and around London at Savoy Chapel, Chapel Royal and St George's Hannover Square.
In Louis' free time he can be found glued to his laptop exercising his managerial prowess in the most recent update of Football Manager whilst chowing down on some lemon drizzle cake.
In 2017 Louis will return to Grange Park Opera at their new home at West Horsley Place and can be seen in their productions of Tosca and Jenufa.