Laura Lolita Perešivana
Latvian soprano Laura Lolita Perešivana started her operatic journey when she was only eighteen years old singing Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at the Latvian National Opera House. After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Studies from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Laura was awarded a scholarship to study at the Guildhall Opera School with Professor Janice Chapman.
This summer Laura with great success performed as Berenice (L’occasione fa il ladro) with the British Youth Opera at the Opera Holland Park with Laura being called ‘a superb singer and actress’ (Opera Today), ‘pearly-sounding prima donna’ (The Stage) and ‘her tone pearly, her coloratura purling’ (Opera Magazine). This year Miss Perešivana was one of four finalists selected for the Guildhall School’s most prestigious music prize, The Gold Medal. She performed at the Barbican Hall alongside the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Natalie Murray Beale.
Laura has participated in many competitions, receiving awards including the 54th Tenor Vinas International Singing Contest Extraordinary prize, David Clover Festival of Singing I Prize, Charles Pitt Singing Award, Anders Walls Award (Stockholm), Inbox.lv Young Artist Award, Inessa Galante Talents Scholarship, the Derek Butler Trust Scholarship. Laura is grateful to have received the Musicians’ Company Award and is one of their Young Artists.
Laura is Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto alumna and took part in the 2020 Solti Peretti Repetiteurs’ Masterclasses in Venice where she sang Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte). This autumn Laura was invited to join City Music Foundation Artist Programme besides joining the famed National Opera Studio in London for the 2021/22 season.
Page Updated: April 2022
Photo Credit: Benjamin Reason