“Now that it’s teamed up with Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company, the Royal Opera seems unable to put a foot wrong with its forays into early music.”
Rossi Orpheus, What's on Stage
“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.”
The Spectator, Rameau Castor et Pollux

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“a veritable whirlwind of instrumental and vocal fireworks”

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Last Friday we welcomed star soprano Sophie Bevan to the stage at St John's Smith Square for what has been described as a 'veritable whirlwind of instrumental and vocal fireworks'.

Has there ever been a better time to be a lover of baroque opera?

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.” The Spectator, November 2015

Handel and friends at St John’s Smith Square, with Sophie Bevan

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

It's now just over a month to go until we return to St John's Smith Square for what promises to be a thrilling melting pot of orchestral favourites.

French brothers facing their destiny

November 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Brothers play out their destiny in this bold and passionate French baroque opera

Reviews

“The playing was supple and expressive. Tonal variety (plangent flutes, celebratory trumpet, an extra splash of colour from a tambourine) was subtly deployed. Curnyn kept the performance on its toes.”
Rameau Castor et Pollux, Financial Times
“Christian Curnyn and his string band shape every note with smiling buoyant grace.”
Cavalli L’Ormindo, The Telegraph