New Appointment at Garsington Opera

GO is delighted to announce Laura Canning has taken up her position as Director of Artistic Administration with us. She replaces Susan Hamilton, who since 1994 has seen GO through a period of great development. Susan has been pivotal in the shaping of the artistic quality of GO and the growth of our young artists programme.

Laura has worked in opera for a number of years and joins us from Houston Grand Opera, where since 2008 she was director of their renowned young artists programme, the HGO Studio. She has also worked with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera. During her tenure at Houston Grand Opera, she created the successful Young Artists Vocal Academy for undergraduate singers as well as overseeing the training of a number of exceptional artists. A regular judge with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has also adjudicated the finals of the National Opera Association Competition and sat on the panel for the Richard Tucker awards. She serves on the Singer Training Forum for Opera America.