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.

Britten's Beggar's Opera | European Opera Centre | 2013
"...Louis Hurst and Rosie Aldridge bring strong stage-presence to Mr and Mrs Peachum."
David Fanning | Telegraph
Chester Bach Singers | 2013
"...Louis Hurst, bass baritone stood apart for they were outstanding for their total engagement in the story. They rarely looked at their copy. Instead, they sang to the audience as a story teller tells a story to his audience. They told their part of the story with commitment and intensity. And when they weren’t singing they were listening and responding to the music. I was riveted by their performances and will be following their careers with great interest."
Kate Sawallisch
Handel's Belshazzar | Manchester Camarta & RNCM | 2010
"The conspirators, ...Helen Sherman (Cyrus) and bass baritone Louis Hurst (Gobrias) showed conviction in their roles in plotting the downfall of Babylon. Gobrias was appropriately well cast, his rich resonant timbre adding weight to the part. He also used the stage area well despite the lack of stage items to engage with and came across convincingly."
Raymond J Walker


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