After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, soprano Ellie Laugharne was a Jerwood Young Artist for the Glyndebourne Festival, and more recently an Associate Artist for Opera North. She is currently a Classical Opera Associate Artist and a Samling Artist. For Classical Opera she has sung the role of Emirena in the company’s 2015 production of Adriano in Siria, and appeared as Zerlina in its 2016 concert performance of Don Giovanni. Other operatic appearances have included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Frasquita (Carmen) and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) for Scottish Opera, The Governess (The Turn of the Screw) and Tina (Flight) for Opera Holland Park, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) for English National Opera, and Despina (Così fan tutte) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Opera North.