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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

Support for our Emerging Singers Programme 2015/16

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The Golsoncott Foundation support our Emerging Singers Programme 2015/16


This was a concert to be treasured… The Early Opera Company’s sparkling concert performance … was a tonic… The company celebrates Handel’s animation to perfection.
The Observer, Handel 'Acis and Galatea'
The Early Opera Company has been on a roll recently with its Handel… Curnyn, directing from the harpsichord, led a detailed, precise and zippy performance from his ensemble.
The Guardian, Handel 'Acis and Galatea'
Curnyn draws glorious colours from his orchestra and makes the ten-strong period band sound like a parallel aural universe.
What's on Stage, Rossi 'Orpheus'
The whole thing was a classy entertainment, and hugely enjoyable.
The Guardian, Purcell 'King Arthur'
Christian Curnyn and his string band shape every note with smiling buoyant grace.
The Telegraph, Rossi 'Orpheus'
Early Opera Company has versatility as a key attribute. Not tied down by a single home, it gets involved in joint presentations.
Financial Times, Rameau 'Castor et Pollux'