Writer and director Laura Attridge is fast becoming known for the richness and clarity of her storytelling. She is a published poet, and her songs and song cycles have been premiered at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the Royal College of Music and Bard College (New York). Laura’s ongoing creative partnership with composer Lewis Murphy - as duo Murphy & Attridge - has thus far produced numerous works for the stage, including A Different Story (2019, Royal Opera House); Then to the elements (2018, Scottish Opera); and Belongings (2017, Glyndebourne). Laura’s upcoming premieres include new operas for Lammermuir Festival, English Touring Opera and Leeds Youth Opera, and a new oratorio written with composer Kate Whitley.
As a director her productions include Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon for Buxton International Festival (2021); Così fan tutte for English Touring Opera (2020); The Magic Flute (2019) and Don Giovanni (2018) for Waterperry Opera Festival; The Rape of Lucretia for Trinity Laban Conservatoire (2018); Snappy Operas for Mahogany Opera (2018); Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera (2017); and two France/UK tours for Opera Loki (Così fan tutte, 2016; La Bohème, 2015). She is also in demand as a facilitator and workshop leader for engagement with young artists, community groups and children. Working with Mahogany Opera in 2018 to premiere five new Snappy Operas continues to be a highlight of Laura’s career thus far, combining her love of new music and working with young performers. You can find out more about Laura on her website www.lauraattridge.com.
For Mahogany Opera: Snappy Operas.