Marie McLaughlin
Soprano

“an energy powerhouse on stage, with a beefed-up lyric soprano to well suit a character role of no small dimension.” (Opera Critic)

Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Biography

Distinguished soprano Marie McLaughlin has enjoyed more than three decades of performance at the highest international level, collaborating over that time with some of the world’s greatest conductors including such legends as the late Leonard Bernstein and Giuseppe Sinopoli, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink and Sir Antonio Pappano. A wide repertoire of core roles took McLaughlin around the world at an early age including to the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opera National de Paris, the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals.

Distinguished soprano Marie McLaughlin has enjoyed more than three decades of performance at the highest international level, collaborating over that time with some of the world’s greatest conductors including such legends as the late Leonard Bernstein and Giuseppe Sinopoli, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink and Sir Antonio Pappano. A wide repertoire of core roles took McLaughlin around the world at an early age including to the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opera National de Paris, the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals.

Key roles in the present repertory include Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) which has been heard at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opera National de Paris, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, at the Salzburg and Ravinia Festivals and the Metropolitan Opera, La Ciesca (Gianni Schicci) at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Festival,Madam Larina (Eugene Onegin) at Teatro Regio di Torino, Glyndebourne Festival and Opera national de Lille, Despina (Cosi fan tutte) at Scottish Opera and the Spoleto Festival, Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Mrs Grose (Turn of the Screw) at Madrid’s Teatro Real and Miss Jessel at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden. 

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Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Clare Erskine +44 (0)20 3725 9145

Reviews

“Marie McLaughlin is in fine voice as Walt’s wife Lillian, a part she sings with depth and conviction.” (Opera Magazine, December 2016)

“Marie McLaughlin’s eyes sparkle as much as her dangly ear-rings and, in her (Marcellina’s) vocal duel with Susanna, she is sharp as a pin.” (The Opera Critic, August 2015)

“Marie McLaughlin was a priceless Despina” (Il Giornale della Musica, July 2015)

“Marie McLaughlin is in fine voice as Walt’s wife Lillian, a part she sings with depth and conviction.” (Opera Magazine, December 2016)

“Marie McLaughlin’s eyes sparkle as much as her dangly ear-rings and, in her (Marcellina’s) vocal duel with Susanna, she is sharp as a pin.” (The Opera Critic, August 2015)

“Marie McLaughlin was a priceless Despina” (Il Giornale della Musica, July 2015)

“Beside them Marie McLaughlin…an excellent Mrs Grose, lending her character her own Scottish inflection to excellent effect.” (Bachtrack, November 2014) 

“Mrs Grose, whose role has not been entrusted to a member of the ensemble contrary to the usual practice, but the fresh and young sounding Marie McLaughlin.” (Der Tagesspiegel, November 2014)

“Marie McLaughlin as Lillian Disney… [was] most moving” (Sydney Morning Herald, September 2014)

“Indeed it’s luxury casting throughout, with Marie McLaughlin, herself a former noted Susanna, as a spirited and good looking Marcellina.” (Independent, May 2014)

“Marie McLaughlin is long known for her artistic merits. Here, she impresses as the ruthless (and almost too glamorous) Mother Needham - an energy powerhouse on stage, with a beefed-up lyric soprano to well suit a character role of no small dimension.” (Opera Critic, October 2013)

“Marie McLaughlin puts in a magnetic performance as the ghastly Mother Needham” (Financial Times, October 2013)

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