Ellie Laugharne studied on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera course after graduating from Birmingham University and Birmingham Conservatoire and went on to win the 2011 Musicians Benevolent Fund Maggie Teyte Prize and Miriam Licette Scholarship, performing a recital in the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House. In 2012 she was a Jerwood Young Artist for the Glyndebourne Festival and more recently an Associate Artist for Opera North. She is also a Samling Artist and a Company Artist for The Mozartists.
Recent and future engagements include Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Dorset Opera Festival), Cupid Orpheus in the Underworld, Frasquita Carmen and Phyllis Iolanthe (ENO), a staged production of Mozart's Requeim, Pamina The Magic Flute (Opera North), Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady (Liceu, Barcelona and The Grange Festival), Gianetta The Gondoliers and Princess Zara Utopia, Limited (Scottish Opera), Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and Elsie Maynard The Yeomen of the Guard (The Grange Festival), Polissena Radamisto (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco with Richard Egarr), Servilia La Clemenza di Tito (Chelsea Opera Group), Asteria Tamerlano (English Touring Opera), and the title role of Helen in Blackheath Halls’ production of Offenbach’s La Belle Hélenè.
Further operatic appearances include Susanna Le nozze di Figaro and Lucia The Rape of Lucretia (in a new production by Fiona Shaw) for Glyndebourne on Tour; Phyllis Iolanthe and Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro (ENO); Adina L’elisir d’amore, Frasquita Carmen and Mabel The Pirates of Penzance (Scottish Opera); Governess The Turn of the Screw, Tina Flight and Zerlina Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park); Despina Cosi fan tutte, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Opera North); Polissena Radamisto, cover Belinda Dido and Aeneas and a semi-staged performance of the St Matthew Passion (ETO); Sandrina La Finta Giardiniera and Edna in Dove's Tobias and the Angel (Buxton Festival); Valencienne The Merry Widow (International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival) and Yum Yum The Mikado (Raymond Gubbay Productions in London, Birmingham and Manchester). At GSMD, Ellie’s roles included Sophie Werther, Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Frasquita Carmen, Morgana Alcina, Nanetta Falstaff, Marzelline Fidelio, Anna Reich Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Among her concert engagements are Mozart’s Requiem (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); St John Passion (Ulster and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras); Poulenc Gloria (Cambridge Philharmonic); Mozart C Minor Mass (Brook Street Band); Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (Edinburgh International Festival); a programme of music commemorating the Battle of the Somme for Brighton Festival; Auretta in Mozart’s unfinished opera L’oca del Cairo, completed by Stephen Oliver for the London Mozart Players, and recitals for Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Ryedale Festival and with the Myrthen Ensemble. With Classical Opera and Ian Page, Ellie has performed Haydn’s cantata Applausus, Zerlina Don Giovanni at Cadogan Hall, Emirena in J.C Bach's Adriano in Siria and made her debut at Wigmore Hall singing Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne.