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 is 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 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 makes the full film of Laura and Lewis’ opera Belongings 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 directs 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 directs the headline production, Don Giovanni, for the inaugural Waterperry Opera Festival, in August.

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

In October the Royal Opera House launches its new music programme for under-5s, Opera Dots, with its first participatory workshops scripted by Laura.

Between September and November Laura is Assistant Director for Glyndebourne’s 2018 Tour revival of La Traviata, and Consultant Director for their innovative new production La Traviata: Behind the Curtain.