When

2017

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:


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 | La Traviata (dir. Tom Cairns) | Glyndebourne
Tom Cairns revives his stunning production of this well loved opera for two runs of performances.


August-September | Facilitator |Workshops for And So Forth
Laura curates and facilitates a second series of workshops for emerging artists. Titles and dates TBC.


September | Writer | A Mind Lively | Helios Collective
A new piece exploring the life and work of Jane Austen, premiering at the Grange Festival.


September-November | Director | The Enchanted Pig (Dove) | Hampstead Garden Opera
Laura leads a dynamic new creative team to join HGO in realising Jonathan Dove’s delightful fairy-tale family opera.


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.

2018

April | Librettist | Then to the elements | Scottish Opera
The premiere of a new chamber opera by Laura and composer Lewis Murphy, commissioned by Scottish Opera and performed by the Connect Company.


September | Director |Una ballata del mare salato | Teatru Manoel
Laura directs the world premiere of a new opera by composer Monique Krüs, with libretto by William Cisco, based on the graphic novel ‘Corto Maltese’ by Hugo Pratt.

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Recent…

2016

September-December | Associate Director | The Price (dir. Sue Moore) | W11 Opera
Laura joins W11 Opera for this exciting new commission.


August-October | Director | Cosi fan tutte | Opera Loki | France and UK tour
Laura’s new fringe production of this timeless piece for Opera Loki.


June-July | Facilitator | Ensemble Skills Workshops | Glyndebourne Youth Opera
A series of workshops for Glyndebourne Youth Opera members, run by Laura and conductor Lee Reynolds.


May-July | Assistant Director | 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 OneBard 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 | PUCKRoyal 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 | Don Giovanni (dir. Lloyd Wood) | English Touring Opera
An exciting new production of Mozart’s masterpiece. Performances from March-June 2016 around the UK.

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