Laura has had poetry published in prestigious magazines and zines including The Rialto and Mslexia, and song cycles premiered at Glyndebourne, the Royal College of Music (RCM), the National Gallery and Bard College (NY). Her operas include A Different Story (Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre, 2019), Then to the elements (Scottish Opera, 2018), Belongings (Glyndebourne, 2017) and Now (RCM/Tête-à-Tête, 2014). Laura recently scripted the Royal Opera House’s new participatory workshops for children, Opera Dots. She is half of creative duo Murphy & Attridge.
Laura has directed pieces of new theatre at venues including the Southwark Playhouse, Arts Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, and Camden People’s Theatre. Her recent opera direction includes Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival, 2018), The Rape of Lucretia (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, 2018) and Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera, 2017). This year she returned to Waterperry to direct The Magic Flute, and next year she will be joining English Touring Opera for their Spring season to direct Cosi fan tutte.
LEARNING & PARTICIPATION
Laura is in demand for a large range of outreach, education and community projects. Recent engagements have included leading teacher training for the Royal Opera House, workshops with the Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company and Glyndebourne Youth Opera, directing Snappy Operas for Mahogany Opera Group, and creating and delivering A Manchester Songbook: a project mentoring pairs of composers and writers through the collaborative process. This spring Laura led workshops in schools to accompany Opera North’s new production of The Magic Flute.
July sees Laura join forces again with conductor Bertie Baigent at Waterperry Opera Festival, for a new production of The Magic Flute.
Between September and November Laura works with After Eden Productions and Kentish Town Primary school towards an abridged performance of Brundibar as part of this incredible event at the Jewish Museum, London.
In October Laura leads more teacher training for the Royal Opera House as part of their ‘Create and Sing’ programme.