Laura Sheerin is a lyric soprano from Derry in Northern Ireland. She was awarded both her Bachelor and Masters degrees with honours and distinction respectively at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Peter Alexander Wilson. Laura also completed the Young Artist Programme with Northern Ireland Opera.
On the operatic stage Laura has performed the roles of Micaëla (Carmen), La Bikina (¡Viva Tequila!), Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Vespina (L’infedeltà delusa), Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) NI Opera, cover Venus (Orpheus in the Underworld) Scottish Opera & NI Opera, Susan (A Dinner Engagement) Wexford Festival Opera. Laura has premiered the role of Zerlina (Madame X - Benjamin) at the Grimeborne Festival and premiered the role of Marie (Le gateau d'anniversaire) - Benjamin in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.
Laura was the recipient Young Musicians’ Platform award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the BBC for 2013-15, and she also received a Headley Trust Bursary 2010/11 and the Yamaha Vocal Scholarship 2009/10.
On the concert platform, highlights include performances with the Ulster Orchestra and BBC Radio, Quercus Ensemble at the City of London Festival and St John’s Smith Square, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah and Bach St John Passion with the Chiswick Choir and Orchestra, Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, Gounod St Cecelia’s Mass and Monteverdi Vespers at the St Gauderic Music Festival in Mirepoix. Laura is under the guidance of world-renowned soprano, Nelly Mircioiu, mentor to the young artists on the Jette Parker YAP at the Royal Opera House.
Laura has performed regularly for BBC Radio on various shows, including Sounds Classical, Classical Connections, and has featured as a soloist a number of times in television programmes in Northern Ireland, including Lesser Spotted Culture and Irish language drama Seacht.
This season, Laura will make her Metropolitan Opera House debut and later in the year she will perform her role debut of Mimì (La Bohème), also at the Metropolitan Opera House. Laura has also signed with world renowned international artist agency, Columbia Artists Management Inc.