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Laura Hudson

Laura Hudson    Soprano

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Verdi Requiem at University of Reading, 28th June, 2014

Laura Hudson            Soprano

Laura originally trained as a Chemical Engineer at Imperial College and ENSIC, Nancy, before accepting a scholarship to study at the RNCM, where she went on to sing the title role in Suor Angelica and Magda (La Rondine), Brunnhilde’ s Immolation Scene with Sir Mark Elder and RNCM Orchestra, and won the Dame Eva Turner Prize for Dramatic Sopranos.

She completed her studies with the ENO Operaworks course, performing Madame Lidoine (Dialogue of the Carmelites) in their Opera Scenes. She made her professional debut at Opera Holland Park, covering Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) and Manon Lescaut and singing Anna (Nabucco) and has sung for various companies across the country the roles of Manon Lescaut, Aida, Norma, Tosca and Carmen, Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Mother & Witch (Hansel & Gretel), Helmwige (Die Walkure), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) and Emilia in the UK stage premiere of Donizetti's Emilia di Liverpool.

In 2012 she became a company member of Fulham Opera, singing Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Tosca, Lia (L'Enfant Prodigue), Sieglinde / Gutrune / 3rd Norn in their complete Ring Cycles, and most recently Salome in their Orchestral Study Weekend.

As a Goodall Scholar with the London Wagner Society, she travelled to Nurnberg to study with Siegfried Jerusalem and sang Eva (Act3 Die Meistersinger), Brunnhilde (Act2 Die Walkure) and Isolde (Act1 Tristan & Isolde).

On the concert platform she has sung Elijah, The Messiah, Carmina Burana, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, Dvorak's Te Deum, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Bach's Magnificat, Verdi's Requiem, Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder and Wagner's Wesendonk Lieder.

April, 2014