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Mezzo-soprano.

Laura Margaret Smith is The Robertson Scholarship Trust Scottish Opera Emerging Artist. 2014/15. She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she was the winner of the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for Oratorio Singing. In 2013 she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto. She was also a Samling scholar and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.

At the Conservatoire her operatic roles included Hermia A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ottavia L'incoronazione di Poppea; Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia and Florence Pike Albert Herring. With Edinburgh Grand she sang the title role in Carmen. She created two roles in the premieres of operas by Julian Wagstaff - Clarissa The Turing Test (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007) and Chrissie Miller Breathe Freely (University of Edinburgh/Scottish Opera 2013). She sang the latter role in the recording released in 2015.

Rev. October 2015

Roles in Scotland

Mrs Clarissa Milotovic Wife of Anton Milotovic
Turing Test 2007
Housemaid at the Bolkonsky mansion
War and Peace 2010
Florence Pike housekeeper to Lady Billows
Albert Herring 2011
Lucretia wife of Collatinus
Rape of Lucretia 2012
Ottavia Octavia, Empress, Nero's wife
Incoronazione di Poppea 2012
Carmen a gypsy
Carmen 2012
Dr Christina Miller Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, a leading chemical researcher
Breathe Freely 2013
Hermia in love with Lysander
Midsummer Night's Dream 2013
Witch 3
Macbeth 2014
Second Ordinary Person
Inés de Castro 2015
Vaila an archivist, married to Iain
Hirda 2015

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