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 | 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:


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


September | Stage 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.


September-November | Director | Dove, The Enchanted Pig | 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.


June | Director | Vaughan Williams, Hugh The Drover | TBC
Laura directs this semi-staged production with the Kantanti Ensemble, conducted by Lee Reynolds. More details coming soon.

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2016

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.


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 | 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 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 | 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.

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