Latest News & Dates

Watch the trailer for Laura’s provocative production of Don Giovanni for Waterperry Opera Festival’s inaugural season:

Projects 2018

In February Laura will be an Artist in Residence at the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

Laura joins Mahogany Opera Group for their innovative project ‘Snappy Operas’, directing five new ten-minute operas to be performed by primary school children in March.

April sees the premiere of Laura and composer Lewis Murphy’s piece, ‘Then to the elements’ by Scottish Opera‘s Connect Company.

Between March and May, Laura and Lewis will lead ‘A Manchester Songbook’, mentoring composers from the Royal Northern College of Music and writers from The Writing Squad to collaborate to create a series of new songs.

In May Glyndebourne will be making the full film of Laura and Lewis’ opera Belongings temporarily available to watch online.

A bespoke aria written by Laura and Lewis for one of the exceptional young artists at the National Opera Studio, as part of their project 12:40, premieres in June.

Across June and July Laura will be directing Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

In July Laura co-runs a day of workshops at the Royal Opera House for their Youth Opera Company.

Laura will direct the headline production, Don Giovanni, for the inaugural Waterperry Opera Festival, in August.

On September 11th Laura will be speaking as part of the 2018 OBERTO Conference at Oxford Brookes University. This year’s theme is ‘Opera and Violence’.

Between September and November Laura will be Assistant Director for Glyndebourne’s 2018 Tour, on La Traviata and Behind the Curtain.