Director of HGO Studio (United Kingdom)
About the Artist: After studying Modern and Mediaeval Languages at the University of Cambridge, Laura Canning started work in London for the operatic division of Athole Still International Management and later Harold Holt Artist Management. She was soon approached by Glyndebourne Festival to work in their Artistic Administration department where she spent two years before moving to Welsh National Opera in 1998. She rose to Artistic Administrator at WNO, and moved with the company into their new home, Wales Millennium Centre. She joined Houston Grand Opera in August 2008 as Director of their renowned young artist program, the HGO Studio, and is a member of their Senior Management Team. 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 Tucker awards. She serves on the Singer Training Forum for Opera America.