British-Italian mezzo-soprano Giulia Laudano is studying with Marie Vassiliou and Christopher Glynn

She is generously supported by the Royal Academy of Music, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Kathleen Trust and Josephine Baker Trust. In 2017 Giulia won the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and was awarded second place in the Marjorie Thomas Art of Song Prize. In 2019 she came second in the Isabel Jay Memorial Song Prize and was a finalist in the Bampton Classical Opera Competition. She was a scholar of Thomas Hampson’s Lied Akademie at the Heidelberger Frühling festival 2018.

Recent roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Despina in Così fan tutte (Royal Academy Opera), the False Boy in The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (University College London), and Opera Scenes performances including Idamante (Idomeneo), Sesto (Giulio Cesare), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Meg (Falstaff), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Tisbe (La Cenerentola). She was due to perform Nancy in Royal Academy Opera’s summer 2020 production of Albert Herring, which was cancelled because of the pandemic.

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