Rehearsing, performing and after the concert in the fantastical underground lake at St. Léonard, Valais, Switzerland.   

A privilege to perform with professors Marcio Carneiro and François Guye, cello. 

Photographs by Jean-Claude Campion. Claude CAMPION

World Première of Richard Barnard’s Hidden Valley at the inspiring Tête à Tête festival at the Riverside Studios, London.  With Meilir  Jones as Dewi, as a newt, and attacked by beetles.

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“Laura Pooley, as Ariene, not only sang out of her skin, but also mimed six different animals with brilliance; some of her music was technically demanding, yet just poured out of her as if it was the most natural thing in the world.” ***** Charlotte Valori One Stop Arts

“The three protagonists were well drawn and we were made to feel for all of them. Laura Pooley impressed not only with her fine lyric voice, but also with the way her movement suggested the various creatures that she was turned into.” Planet Hugill. 

Photographs by Claire Shovelton. 

Gilda for Opera Brava, on tour Summer 2013. 

A strong cast saw a stand-out performance from soprano Laura Pooley as the doomed Gilda. Hers is a vivacious, expressive soprano, with clarity of tone, vocal texture and colour, excellent diction, and a feeling of singing well within herself, which invokes ease in the listener.” Newbury Weekly News. 

“The woman in the part of Gilda had a truly amazing voice.” Thank you Jackie Mayes West Berks Dining-Walking-Plus.

As the ambivalent Mary Crawfard in Jonathan Dove’s chamber opera Mansfield Park at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London, with Oskar McCarthy as Edmund.

“there was some very fine singing and, more importantly, there was a great sense of ensemble, of the cast entering into the spirit of the show in a way that is not always evident with the productions of major opera companies.....on April 27, the honors were taken by Laura Pooley as Mary Crawford and William Davies as Mr. Rushworth, both clearly articulated and bang in the middle of the note...”

Keith Clarke,

Photographs by Laurent Compagnon.


Deep in conversation about voice, my wonderful teachers Dennis O’Neill and Laura Sarti.

“The beauty matched with verve of Laura Pooley’s Puccini” South Wales Echo

The Gala Concert at Wales Millennium Centre, with Ryan Ross in the quartet from Rigoletto.

Photographs by Brian Tarr. 

Opera scenes as Gilda and Naiad, with soprano Nicola Pulford and mezzo Lauren Easton. 

Concerts at the Grenettes, Église des Jésuites and Hotel Bella Tolla for the Academie de Musique Tibor Varga, Sion, Switzerland. 

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