Christian Curnyn


Founder of The Early Opera Company

"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. Last week’s concert performance of Rameau’s Castor et Pollux was a perfect example[…]With such vivid, compelling persuasion, surely the UK can’t continue to hold out against the charms of Rameau, Lully and Charpentier?”
Alexandra Coghlan
The Spectator

Christian Curnyn
photo by Eric Richmond


Artist Website

Artist Manager
Nicki Wenham

Assistant Artist Manager
Rebeccah Considine

Recent and future highlights

  • Royal Opera, Covent Garden at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - Luigi Rossi Orfeo
  • English National Opera - Handel Partenope
  • Stuttgart Opera - Handel Alcina and Purcell The Fairy Queen
  • Komische Opera - Rameau Zoroastre
  • St John's Smith Square - Handel Serse and Rameau Castor et Pollux; Wigmore Hall - Handel Alceste
  • The Hallé - Handel Messiah
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Handel Messiah
  • Karlsruhe Handel Festival
  • Productions at English National Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden and debut appearance at Garsington Opera