"Her soaring voice, striking looks and prowess as a women's rugby player have earned her the nickname the scrummy soprano"
The Daily Mail
"Gorgeous Laura...Pitch perfect and top of the props"
“Laura Wright's performance at the Invictus Games opening ceremony stole the show”
Almost a decade after winning BBC Radio 2’s Chorister of the Year Award, 25-year-old Laura is a leading figure for the fusion of music and sport and is a regular at major sporting events.
Laura stepped onto the global stage with a live performance of World In Union in front of millions at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2015. She is the official anthem singer for the England Rugby Team and has been heavily involved in the RWC with the send off for the England team (alongside Take That and other celebrities) and even scaling the roof of the O2 for a rendition of ‘Jerusalem’ during the world’s biggest projection!
As a sportswoman herself, Laura was an ideal choice to perform ‘World in Union’ at the ceremony – combining passion, competitiveness and athletic vocals to stunning effect.
This major performance follows an incredible year for Laura, which saw her sing at the opening of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games where she debuted her self-penned “Invincible.” Then followed the release of her album ‘Sound of Strength’ – accompanied by a ground-breaking music video for Barber’s Agnus Dei which grabbed headlines with its Hunger Games style approach. Sound Of Strength fuses her twin passions – classical music and sport - into a unique sound, emphasising the physical power of music – which Laura demonstrated this in the 2014 London Marathon by stopping halfway around the marathon on Tower Bridge to perform Jerusalem.
Laura sang at the final Ashes Test against Australia earlier this year, inspiring England’s cricketers to their historic victory. Laura has performed at the NFL matches, at Rugby League, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, WSB Boxing, polo, the Carling Cup Final, The Championship Play-off Final, the FA Cup Final. She was the first mezzo soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium and has enjoyed many performances at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Opera House, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, The O2, Twickenham Stadium, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, even The Great Wall of China.
As a royal favourite, HM The Queen cited Laura’s Diamond Jubilee Song ‘Stronger As One’ in her Commonwealth Day Message at Westminster Abbey and secured a No1 chart position with Gary Barlow. Laura enjoyed the privilege of performing more times for Her Majesty than any other artist that year.
During the 70th Anniversary of VE Day at Horseguards Parade Laura performed “Wish Me Luck” with Collabro backing her performance.
She then joined Pixie Lott and Rebecca Fergerson for an “eyeopeningly classy” performance of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Nominated for a Classical Brit Award, Laura went on to receive the PPL Classical Award at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards.
Alongside Laura’s role as Ambassador at Nordoff Robbins, Laura is Ambassador of Arthritis Research UK and recently announced as Ambassador for SportsAid.
Indeed the Royal College of Music’s opera graduate, who achieved a first class degree, is undoubtedly Britain’s most exciting young mezzo soprano.
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