In July 2012 Laura graduated from Dennis O’Neill’s prestigious Wales International Academy of Voice with an MA (Distinction) in Advanced Vocal Technique. She also studies with renowned bel canto teacher Laura Sarti.  Laura’s warm tone and large range mean that she is at home in lyric and coloratura repertoire.  She speaks Italian, French and German. 

Since graduating Laura has sung many roles, each to critical acclaim: Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) , Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and   the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, all for Pavilion Opera; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) Suffolk Opera; Ariene (The Hidden Valley) Welsh National Opera at the Tête à Tête Festival; Gilda (Rigoletto) Opera Brava; Mary Crawford (Mansfield Park) Hampstead Garden Opera; Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) Mon Ami Theater Weimar and Sommertheater Tiefurt, Germany; Female Lead (A Real Princess) Welsh National Opera;.  This summer Laura is pleased to be expanding her repertoire with two new roles: Cio Cio San (Madama Butterfly) for Commedia Productions and Violetta Valéry (La Traviata) for Pavilion Opera. 

Laura was born in Essex.  Her first passion for literature led her to study Classics and English at St John’s College, Oxford, where she graduated with first class honours and was awarded the Passmore Edwards Prize.  She went on to study singing at the Royal College of Music, London, and left when she was offered the opportunity to join the chorus of Welsh National Opera .

Laura seized this opportunity with delight, and as a company member performed in numerous operas, honing her stagecraft on the job, as well as taking several solo roles including Marzelline (Fidelio), Paggio (Rigoletto), Mascha (The Queen of Spades), First Bridesmaid (Marriage of Figaro). In August 2010 Laura won the prestigious W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod in Wales, which enabled her to consolidate her studies at WIAV and branch out on a solo path. 

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She remains a committed soloist for WNO MAX, for whom she recently revived the new commission A Real Princess in venues across England and Wales, featured in Opera Now and Critics Choice in The Guardian.  Laura has a flair for workshopping and helping devise new opera, having worked with composers such as Stephen McNeff and Richard Barnard.

Opera roles elsewhere include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Drusilla (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Nora (Riders to the Sea), Woodpecker, Hen, Creature (The Cunning Little Vixen).  Laura also performs regularly as a concert soloist in Europe and the UK.  Her concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.