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Marie McLaughlin

Soprano

Biography

Marie McLaughlin in action.
Marie McLaughlin in Gianni Schicchi, The Royal Opera © ROH/Johan Persson, 2009

Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin made her Royal Opera debut aged 24 as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) and has since returned regularly to the Company, singing roles including Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Musetta (La bohème), Katerina (The Greek Passion), Mrs Meg Page (Falstaff), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicci) and Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro).

McLaughlin was born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, and studied in Glasgow and at the London Opera Centre. Her talent was noted by Peter Pears, who invited her to perform in masterclasses at Aldeburgh for three successive years. Her roles internationally have included Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival, Zerlina and Ilia (Idomeneo) for Vienna State Opera and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Glyndebourne Festival. She has appeared in concert with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein and Bernard Haitink, and has made many recordings, including Schubert and Strauss Lieder with Graham Johnson.

Mclaughin works throughout Europe as a singing teacher.

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