Writing

Laura forms half of duo Murphy & Attridge, with composer Lewis Murphy. For more information about their creative partnership, visit www.murphyattridge.com.

Opera

ARC23 – 2021, 1h (upcoming)
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Youth chorus plus soloists; ensemble TBC
Commission/premiere: Leeds Youth Opera

A Different Story – 2019, 40m
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Youth chorus; piano and trumpet
Commission/premiere: Royal Opera House (Youth Opera Company), Linbury Theatre

Howell’s Decision (aria) – 2018, 5m
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Baritone and piano reduction
Commission/premiere: National Opera Studio, 12:40 project

Then to the elements – 2018, 15m
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Youth chorus, mezzo-soprano; chamber ensemble
Commission/premiere: Scottish Opera

Belongings – 2017, 1h
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Youth chorus, soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone; chamber ensemble
Commission/premiere: Glyndebourne Festival Opera

First Date – 2017, 5m
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Baritone, tenor; violin, bass clarinet
Commission/premiere: Sound Festival, Aberdeen

Die Hilflose Hand (‘The Helpless Hand’) – 2015, 10m
Composer: Jan Gorjanc
Baritone, soprano; chamber ensemble or piano duet
Premiere: St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens

Now – 2014, 13m
Composer: Lewis Murphy
2 Soprani, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone; chamber ensemble
Commission/premiere: Royal College of Music/T
ête-à-Tête Festival


Oratorio

Our Future: In Your Hands – 2021, 50m (upcoming)
Composer: Kate Whitley
Youth chorus, Soprano, Mezzo, Baritone; ensemble TBC
Commission/premiere: Buxton International Festival


Interdisciplinary

A Mind Lively – 2017, 1h
Incorporating music from Jane Austen’s private collection
3 actor/singers, 1 pianist
Commission: Helios Collective
Premiere: TBC

P. U. C. K. – 2016, 1h
Composers: Benjamien Lycke and Mahlon Berv
6 singers; 4 dancers; symphony orchestra; live technology design
Premiere: Amaryllis Fletcher Concert Hall, Royal College of Music

Damsel/Wife/Witch – 2015, 1h10
Composer: Lewis Murphy; Co-scriptwriter: Richard Walls
2 actors, mezzo-soprano; piano
Song Cycle Premiere: Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Theatre Premiere: Asylum Chapel, London, by And So Forth


Song

Notes From Isolation – 2020, eight short songs (1m30 – 2m30)
Composer: Lewis Murphy
Voice and piano; one song for voice, piano and flute
Premiere: online

Kind Regards – 2020, 5m (upcoming)
Composer: Lillie Harris
Mezzo-soprano and piano
Commission: Royal Opera House
Premiere: TBC

Your Name Unknown (from Song Cycle ‘Unsex Me Here’) – 2017, 3m
Composer: Griffin Candey
Mezzo-soprano; string quartet
Premiered by Brooke Larimer and the BEO String Quartet

Delighted To Announce – 2017, 4m
Composer: Griffin Candey
Soprano and piano
Premiere: Sparks and Wiry Cries, SongSLAM

All Children, Except One – 2016, Song Cycle: 20m
Composer: Griffin Candey
Mezzo-soprano; viola, cello, clarinet, bassoon
Premiere: Bard College, New York

The Avian Eye – 2015, Song Cycle: 40m
Composers: Benjamien Lycke and Mari Sainio
Baritone, soprano; violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon
Commission and premiere: National Gallery/Royal College of Music


Learning and Participation

Opera Dots, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ – 2018, scripted participatory workshop, 45m
A new interactive music programme for under 5s at the Royal Opera House
Performers: soprano and pianist


Dramaturgy

Wearing the Trousers – 2018, narrated recital: 2h
Recital with extended scripted narration
An exploration of the lives of the women who inspired Handel’s travesti roles
Developed with celebrated mezzo-soprano Diana Moore


Articles

Leaning into the Discomfort for Schmopera Magazine (2018)

Don Giovanni in 2018: In search of a ‘concept’ for Schmopera Magazine (2018)

From the Practice Room to the Rehearsal Room for Audition Oracle (2017)

An Open Letter to Audition Candidates for Schmopera Magazine (2017)

Header photo: ‘Then to the Elements’ (2018) Scottish Opera.
Photographer: Julie Howden