Laura Attridge is a dynamic young maker of opera and theatre with a passion for collaborative creative work, and an artistic vision which aims to balance integrity and innovation.
As a writer, Laura has had poetry published in prestigious magazines and zines including The Rialto and Mslexia, and is featured in the new anthology Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets. Her song cycles have been premiered at Glyndebourne, the Royal College of Music (RCM), the National Gallery and Bard College (New York). With First Class Honours in English Literature from Newcastle University and postgraduate training in Vocal Studies from the RCM, her love of the relationship between words and music has led to many fruitful collaborations with composers. Notably, Laura's ongoing creative partnership with composer Lewis Murphy – as duo Murphy & Attridge – has thus far produced numerous works for the stage: Then to the elements (2018, Scottish Opera), Belongings (2017, Glyndebourne), First Date (2017, Sound Festival), Damsel/Wife/Witch (2015, And So Forth) and Now (2014, RCM and Tête-à-Tête Festival). Their most recent commission, a youth opera entitled A Different Story, premiered in the Linbury Theatre earlier this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Royal Opera House's Youth Opera Company.
Laura is also a director and facilitator. For more information, please see her website.
For more details of Laura's work as half of Murphy & Attridge, visit www.murphyattridge.com.