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Laura Perešivana (soprano) & Rokas Valuntonis (piano)

Friday 18 November 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Latvian soprano Laura Lolita Perešivana started her operatic journey when she was only nineteen years old covering Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at the Latvian National Opera House.

Laura Lolita is a recent graduate of Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera Course, where she was recipient of the Derek Butler Trust Scholarship and The Mercers’ Company Scholarship. This year Laura was one of four finalists selected for the Guildhall School’s most prestigious music prize, The Gold Medal, and performed on the stage of the Barbican Hall.

During the summer Laura performed with great success as Berenice (L’occasione fa il ladro) with the British Youth Opera at Opera Holland Park with Laura described as ‘her tone pearly, her coloratura purling’ (Opera Magazine) and called ‘a superb singer and actress’ (Opera Today). Laura Lolita has participated in many competitions, receiving awards including the Second Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the 54th Tenor Vinas International Singing Contest Extraordinary prize, as well as the Musicians’ Company Award, and was selected as a 2021 City Music Foundation Artist.

Laura Lolita is Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto alumna and has worked with conductor Richard Bonynge. Laura joined the famed National Opera Studio in London for the 2021/22 season.

Programme

Jake Heggie – Natural Selection

Anton Arensky – Five Romances, Op. 70

Emīls Dārziņš – Rezignācija

Francis Poulenc – Non, Monsieur mon Mari’ from Les Mamelles de Tirésias

 

Performers

Laura Lolita Perešivana Soprano

Rokas Valuntonis Piano

City Music Foundation Artists

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 18 Nov 1:00 PM £10 Book

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