Louis Hurley is a Sydney-based tenor. He is a passionate operatic and concert performer in repertoire spanning the Baroque through to the 21st Century.
His roles in operas and scenes include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Jaquino (Fidelio), Pluton (Orphée aux Enfers), and Vašek (The Bartered Bride).
A lover of the music of Benjamin Britten, Louis has also performed many roles in operas and scenes by the composer, including Albert Herring (Albert Herring), Prologue/Quint (The Turn of the Screw), The Earl of Essex (Gloriana). In 2021, he made is Adelaide Festival debut as Flute in Neil Armfield’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Louis is the recipient of many awards and scholarships. He was the winner of the 2019 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition, and was awarded the Hans & Petra Henkell Award from the 2019 National Liederfest. He was also selected as a semi-finalist in the 2019 IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
Louis was an Artist with Melba Opera Trust in 2020 & 2021, where he was the recipient of the Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship. An alumnus of Melbourne Opera’s Richard Divall Emerging Artist Programme, Louis was also recently made an Associate Artist with the company.
Louis completed his Master of Music under the tutelage of Adrian Thompson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he was a Hazell Scholar. Whilst in London, Louis made debuts at the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Hall. Before moving to London, Louis completed his Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he studied with Patricia Price.
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