Edward Laurenson

Baritone

Edward Laurenson made his operatic debut in the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus for New Zealand Opera’s Eugene Onegin in 2009 and has since performed in the company’s seasons of Rigoletto, The Bartered Bride, Madame Butterfly and Don Giovanni. In 2012 he was awarded Vocal National Young Performer of the Year by the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand and the Lieder prize at the New Zealand Aria competition. Edward comes to opera through musical theatre and has performed lead roles in The Sound of Music, West Side Story and Grease.

Edward was awarded a Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation tuition grant to support the scholarship he has been granted to attend the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.