As a young singer, I began my studies at the London Opera Centre, which went on to become the National Opera Studio.  I’m delighted to have been invited to pass on the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over my career (30 years plus!) Teaching and mentoring young singers has always been a passion of mine, and having been fortunate enough to work with many great singers, conductors and directors, I am greatly looking forward to sharing their wisdom with the next generation of young talent.

Marie McLaughlin
2018/19 Artist-in-Residence

Distinguished soprano Marie McLaughlin has enjoyed more than three decades of performance at the highest international level. Over that time, she has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest conductors including such legends as the late Leonard Bernstein and Giuseppe Sinopoli, as well as Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink and Sir Antonio Pappano. A wide repertoire of core roles took McLaughlin around the world at an early age including to the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Opéra National de Paris, and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals. Her substantial discography includes many of those roles including Zerlina with Sir Neville Marriner for Philips, Despina with James Levine for Deutsche Grammophon as well as Micaëla and Violetta under Bernard Haitink.

Key roles in today’s repertory include Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) which has been heard at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, at the Salzburg and Ravinia Festivals and at the Metropolitan Opera, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicci) at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival, Madam Larina (Eugene Onegin) at Teatro Regio di Torino, Glyndebourne Festival and Opéra de Lille, Despina (Cosi fan tutte) at Scottish Opera and the Spoleto Festival, Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Mrs Grose (Turn of the Screw) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, and Miss Jessel at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden in the highly-acclaimed production by the late Luc Bondy, conducted by Daniel Harding and released on DVD by BelAir Classique.

Equally at ease in contemporary repertoire, Marie has recently created the characters of Lilian Disney in Philip Glass’ The Perfect American at Madrid’s Teatro Real, subsequently in performance at the Brisbane Festival, Mother Needham in Iain Bell’s The Harlot’s Progress at Theater an der Wien, and Abigail Simpson in the world premiere of Julian Grant’s The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare for Boston Lyric Opera.

This season Marie joins Garsington Opera as Ludmila in Paul Curran’s production of The Bartered Bride, makes her first appearance as Mother Goose in The Rake’s Progress with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and creates the role of Annie Chapman in Iain Bell’s new commission – Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel – for English National Opera. Last season’s highlights included Meg Page in Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff for the Royal Opera House under Nicola Luisotti, Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw for Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden, and Older Woman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Scottish Opera.

 

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