Winner of the Song Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and the 2007 Lies Askonas Prize, Laura Mitchell studied at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio.
Her operatic engagements have included engagements have included Héro Béatrice et Bénédict for Welsh National Opera, Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romilda Xerxes, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte and Countess Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera, Elisa Tolomeo for the London Handel Festival, Kristina The Makropulos Case for English National Opera, Donna Elvira Don Giovannifor Opera Holland Park, Pamina The Magic Flute for Scottish Opera and Gilda Rigoletto for Grange Park Opera, as well as a staged version of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, which began life in Berlin, then toured to the Bregenz Festival and the Opéra Comique in Paris, as well as to other European cities between.
Laura Mitchell sings regularly in concert, highlights including the St John Passion and the St Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Mark Padmore in London and on tour in Europe and the Far East, Messiah with King’s College, Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Cleobury and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg conducted by John Nelson and Ismene Mitridate, Ré di Ponto for Welsh National Opera conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. She has also appeared in Christmas Concerts for Raymond Gubbay Ltd at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Laura Mitchell’s recital engagements have included performances at the Teatro dei Rozzi in Siena, St Peter’s Basilica, the Purcell Room, St Martin’s in the Fields, St James’s in Piccadilly, the Wigmore Hall and the Beaumaris, Chester and Windsor Festivals.
Her current engagements include further performances as Romilda Xerxes and her debut in the title of Tosca for English Touring Opera, Brahms Requiem in Arundel Cathedral, Britten War Requiem at the Sheffield Octagon, Haydn Nelson Mass with the Orchestra of Radio France, Elijah for Hexham Abbey Festival Chorus and Verdi Requiem in Southwark Cathedral.