July sees Laura join forces again with conductor Bertie Baigent at Waterperry Opera Festival, for a new production of The Magic Flute.
Between September and November Laura was Assistant Director for Glyndebourne’s 2018 Tour revival of La Traviata, and Consultant Director for their innovative new production La Traviata: Behind the Curtain.
On September 11th Laura spoke as part of the 2018 OBERTO Conference at Oxford Brookes University. The theme was ‘Opera and Violence’.
Laura directed the headline production, Don Giovanni, for the inaugural Waterperry Opera Festival, in August.
Across June and July Laura directed Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
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, premiered in June.
Between March and May, Laura and Lewis led ‘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 February Laura was an Artist in Residence at the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.