After completing a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Music at (WAAPA), tenor Louis Hurley 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.
As a guest artist, Louis toured with the Song Company in their Under the Southern Cross tour, before returning to Pinchgut Opera for a program of Buxtehude in both Sydney and Melbourne, and appearing in the roles of Amanzio (Giustino) and the Herald (Rinaldo). Louis also continues in his role with Pinchgut as the inaugural Humanity Foundation Taryn Fiebig Scholar.
In 2022, Louis made 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, Haydn’s ‘Nelson Mass’ with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Vitellozzo (Lucrezia Borgia) with Melbourne Opera, returning to Pinchgut Opera to perform the roles of Acis (Acis and Galatea), Arcas (Medée), and Tibrino (Orontea) and appeared with them at the Adelaide Festival and the Four Winds Festival.
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. An Artist with Melba Opera Trust in 2020 and 2021 and was the recipient of the Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship.