Pecan Summer Short Black Opera, Opera House Concert Hall, September 12 “Over sixty thousand years of Yorta Yorta history. 70 years of dispossession.”- Deborah Cheetham, AO “The summer of 1939 will change the lives of the people of Cummeragunja forever. Pecan Summer is written and composed by opera singer Deborah Cheetham. Pecan Summer tells the story of Alice, a… [ read more ]
Bare Bones Opera launched its’ debut production in August 2016. Bare Bones Opera is a joint-venture of emerging artists with a fresh approach to operatic performance. The company was founded by Laura King Soprano, and Christopher Curcuruto – Bass-Baritone to create a more traditional, scaled-back, theatrical style of opera. We are inspired by Peter Brook’s concept of “The… [ read more ]
Sydney-based soprano Laura King won the Mietta Song Competition on 17 July 2016 at the Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne. Dedicated to promoting the performance and wider appreciation of Art Song, the Mietta Song Competition is a biennial contest for classical singers and pianists. This year’s judging panel consisted of Professor Mel Waters,… [ read more ]
Laura and Jonathan are so excited to be one of 7 couples selected to compete in the semifinals of the National Meitta Song competition. The competition takes place in Melbourne on the 16th & 17th of July. Judges are: Dame Felicity Lott, Peter Coleman-Wright, Caroline Almonte, & Professor Mel Waters. The Mietta Song Competition (formerly the Mietta Song Recital… [ read more ]
Opera Projects Sydney presents Verdi’s tragic masterpiece La Travitia. Laura is really excited to be involved in such a fresh and vital new opera company. In this climate of funding cuts to the Arts, Opera Projects Sydney is the breath of fresh air that Sydney opera lovers need. All productions are sung in the original language,… [ read more ]
This September Laura is the featured artist with Pacific Opera. To read her interview please visit Pacific Opera.
Coming soon in October, Laura is to play the Rooster and Woodpecker as well as being the understudy for Vixen Sharp Ears in Pacific Opera’s The Cunning Little Vixen By Leoš Janáček. To by tickets please visit Pacific Opera. One of greatest operas of the 20th century The Cunning Little Vixen is a philosophical reflection on the uneasiness of… [ read more ]
Laura is delighted to be playing the role of Mrs Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium with Opera Prometheus. The Medium is a short two-act dramatic opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Visit Opera Prometheus’ Facebook page for more information and to book tickets.
This June Laura is one of 16 singers from Australia and New Zeland who made it through to the semi finals in Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria. Her program includes Sombre forêt – Rossini, Dove sono – Mozart, Tu che di gel – Puccini, and Piangerò la sorte mia – Handel. Adjudicators are Rosamund Illing and John… [ read more ]
Laura King was one of the soloists in the Turkey In Music concert, celebrating Turkish-Australian cultures and commemorating the ANZAC Centenary. The concert was performed in front of a full house at the Capitol Theatre. The Sydney Morning Herald rated the concert 4.5 stars out of 5 and described Laura’s singing as “of the highest calibre”. Here’s… [ read more ]