January-February | Facilitator | Workshops for And So Forth
Laura leads workshops for opera singers as part of a series of unique performer workshops facilitated by And So Forth:
- 19th February: ‘Inside Out/Outside In: Building a Character’
- 26th February: ‘Script vs Score: Theatre for Opera Singers’
February | Participant | The Word Exchange with Arvon | Tate Modern
Laura takes part in a three-day residency at the Tate Modern, responding to artwork and collaborating with visual artists to explore new ways of working. Part of the Tate Exchange programme.
April | Facilitator | Spring Workshops | Glyndebourne Youth Opera
Laura joins an exciting team of opera professionals to give young singers an insight into the artistic disciplines involved in the world of opera.
April-August | Staff Director | Verdi, La Traviata (dir. Tom Cairns) | Glyndebourne
Tom Cairns revives his stunning production of this well loved opera for two runs of performances.
August | Chair | Artist Forum: “What Next?” | And So Forth | Drayton Arms Theatre
Laura chairs this powerful forum for artists on the 11th August, facilitating dialogue about maintaining and developing one’s craft outside of formal training programmes.
August-September | Facilitator | Workshops for And So Forth
Laura curates and facilitates a second series of workshops for performers:
- 20th August: ‘Script vs Score: Acting for Opera Singers’
- 26th August: ‘Preparation and Presentation: Opera Auditions Masterclass’
September | Staging Coordinator | Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert | Cadogan Hall
Some of the world’s leading opera stars join young artists on the stage in support of all affected by the fire, and their local communities. Sunday 17th September.
November | Librettist | Belongings | Glyndebourne Youth Opera
Laura and composer Lewis Murphy have been commissioned to write a new piece for Glyndebourne Youth Opera. The production will be led by GYO Director Lucy Bradley and GYO Musical Director Lee Reynolds, with design by Ellan Parry.
September-December | Associate Director | Hepplewhite, The Price (dir. Sue Moore) | W11 Opera
Laura joins W11 Opera for this exciting new commission.
August-October | Director | Mozart, Cosi fan tutte | Opera Loki | France and UK tour
Laura’s new fringe production of this timeless piece for Opera Loki.
May-July | Assistant Director | Bizet, Carmen (dir. Chris Rolls) | Blackheath Halls Opera
Laura joins Blackheath Halls Opera for a second time, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.
May | Librettist | All Children, Except One | Bard College, NY
Premiere of chamber song cycle for mezzo-soprano and instrumental ensemble (clarinet, bassoon, viola, cello) inspired by ‘Peter Pan’, written with composer Griffin Candey.
March | Librettist | PUCK | Royal College of Music (Great Exhibitionists series)
Premiere of new interdisciplinary opera incorporating technology, written with composers Benjamien Lycke and Mahlon Berv.
February-March | Assistant Director | Mozart, Don Giovanni (dir. Lloyd Wood) | English Touring Opera
An exciting new production of Mozart’s masterpiece. Performances from March-June 2016 around the UK.