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 | 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.
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 | 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.
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.
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 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.