Laura Coppinger

Soprano, Bridging the Gap

Laura completed her undergraduate studies at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, in June 2019, where she graduated with a First-Class Honours in Music. Before her university studies, Laura sang with Glyndebourne Youth Opera (Second Woman / Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), Theatron Oneiron (Ninfa / L’Orfeo, (Monteverdi) and Opera Brava (Chorus / Carmen, Bizet). She performed several roles with the University of Oxford Gilbert and Sullivan Society, including Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Angelina (Trial by Jury), and the role of Cunegonde (Candide, Bernstein) at the Oxford Playhouse. In 2020 she performed Baroness Irene (La Vera Costanza, Haydn) with New Chamber Opera and Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart) with Oxford Alternative Orchestra. Outside of the theatre, Laura has performed as a concert soloist with repertoire including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, and Schumann’s Paradies und Peri and sang with several choirs including Merton College Chapel Choir and consort Theatron Oneiron.
Laura has loved contemporary music since performing in the premiere of David Bruce’s Nothing (Glyndebourne Youth Opera) in 2016. She has performed in further operatic premieres including Toby Young’s Witch (chorus) and Joel Baldwin’s The Beginning of an Idea (Eva Lindberg), Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera’s Duality – six short operatic premieres by young composers (Maria Josefa/The Negative One), and the title role in the premiere of Nicola LeFanu’s Cantata: St Hilda of Whitby.
Laura is studying with Wilma MacDougall for an MMus degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). She is kindly supported by the RCS, The Caird Trust, The Sutherland Page Trust, Help Musicians and Broadway Arts Festival.