British soprano Ellie Laugharne is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Birmingham University. She began her career as a Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival and more recently was an Associate Artist for Opera North and a Company Artist for The Mozartists.
Currently for ENO: Frasquita Carmen
Notable engagements elsewhere: First Bridesmaid Le nozze di Figaro (Glyndebourne and 2012 BBC Proms); Barbarina, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Lucia The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne on Tour); Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady (Liceu, Barcelona and Grange Festival); Tina Flight, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Governess The Turn of the Screw (Opera Holland Park); Despina Così fan tutte, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Susanna, Pamina The Magic Flute (Opera North).
Recent engagements: Gianetta The Gondoliers, Princess Zara Utopia Limited (Scottish Opera); Susanna, Elsie Maynard The Yeomen of the Guard (Grange Festival); Polissena Radamisto (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra San Francisco/Richard Egarr); Asteria Tamerlano and a semi-staged performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (ETO); title role of Helen in Blackheath Halls’ production of Offenbach’s La belle Hélenè.
Among her concert engagements, Ellie has performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the St John Passion with the Ulster and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras; Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at the Edinburgh International Festival; a programme of music commemorating the Battle of the Somme for Brighton Festival; Auretta in Mozart’s unfinished opera L’oca del Cairo, completed by Stephen Oliver for the London Mozart Players.
Last updated: 16th January 2023