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Laura Wins a Scholarship to Italy

Laura won The O’Donnell Family Prize, a scholarship to Italy, through the Mietta Song Competition. This scholarship has enabled her to study with world renowned maestro Sherman Low. Laura spent all of this May studying with Sherman. “Opportunities like this one are like gold dust! I am so very grateful to The Mietta Foundation. Winning this scholarship to study… [ read more ]

‘River Songs’ with Hourglass Ensemble at Sydney Opera House

“The river has physical presence, deriving identity from water, currents, tides, light, mangroves, birds, ferries, people. It carries connotations of life itself, the miraculous continuity of time and generations.” – Betty Beath Sydney’s favourite international chamber music export, the Hourglass Ensemble, returns to The Uzton Room, Sydney Opera House, to perform Australian music for soprano,… [ read more ]

Laura makes a splash in The Sydney Morning Herald

Blonde Bombshell Laura King has been featured in The Sydney Morning Herald kicking up her skirt in celebration of Christmas. Laura has been performing all over the country with The 7 Sopranos at many Christmas events namely, the Christmas Tree opening at Martin Place, City of Sydney Christmas Carols, Christmas at The Strand Arcade, The… [ read more ]

Eternal Summer premieres at Sydney Fringe Festival

Review by Australian composer Phillip Wilcher: “If the art of song were high fashion, soprano Laura King’s ‘Eternal Summer’ recital of songs by leading female Australian composers, held over three nights at the Seymour Centre in Sydney during September 2017, was worthy of a Milan runway. Just as do the quirks and quixotic flights of… [ read more ]

Laura debuts at Sydney Opera House

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 tearaway 11-year-old… [ read more ]

Bare Bones Opera launches its’ first production

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 ]

Laura King wins 2016 Mietta Song Competition

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 & associate artist Jonathan Wilson make it through to Mietta Song Competition

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 ]

Come And Hear Laura In Her First Verdi Role

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 ]

Artist Of The Month- Pacific Opera

This September Laura is the featured artist with Pacific Opera. To read her interview please visit Pacific Opera.