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.

After completing a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Louis furthered his studies, as a Hazell Scholar, with a Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London under the tutelage of Adrian Thompson. Whilst in London, Louis performed at both the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Hall.

In 2022, Louis will make a number of important debuts including Messiah with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 1st Prisoner (Fidelio) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simone Young and in Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. He will also return to Pinchgut Opera to perform the roles of Acis (Acis and Galatea) and Tibrino (Orontea).

Most recently Louis has been heard at the Adelaide Festival in the role of Flute in Neil Armfield’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in the Montverdi Vespers with Pinchgut Opera.

The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Louis was the winner of the 2019 Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition and the Hans & Petra Henkell Award at the 2019 National Liederfest. A Melba Opera Trust Scholar in 2020 & 2021, as the recipient of the Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship, he is also an alumnus of Melbourne Opera’s Richard Divall Emerging Artist Programme, where he was recently made an Associate Artist. In 2022, Louis became the inaugural The Humanity Foundation Taryn Fiebig Scholar through Pinchgut Opera. 

Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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