Thoughtsofjustafan’s favourite soprano, Laura Wright, is currently wowing audiences on her first headline tour of the UK and fan and photographer, Nikki Lewis went along to two venues; here is her review.
Wow, & I’ll say it again .. WOW! I recently saw Laura Wright on tour and she sure stands up to the title ‘A Soprano with Strength’! This amazingly slender & stunning woman sings with the strength that she obviously has, not just for the music scene, but also in rugby and the fitness that she loves equally alongside her singing.
The first night of Laura’s 2015 tour I attended was at The Sage, Gateshead, where, with friends, I sat in awe of her beautiful warm tones and was enraptured in her performance. Laura performed around a dozen mesmerising songs from her albums, accompanied by an intimate trio of musicians. The songs ranged from the slightly more classical side with Holst and Handel, to the more modern Barber and the amazing Benedictus by Karl Jenkins, with a selection of those ol’ rugby favourites weaved in between – where there was audience participation! Laura looks so natural on stage and amazingly makes it all look effortless; believe me, that is a skill in itself! We all had a ‘mini’ workout with Laura too, which had most of the audience in stitches of laughter!
I was lucky enough to see Laura again, thanks to Kathryn Nash, in the beautiful setting of Union Chapel, London. This venue is almost the perfect setting for Laura, with the church acoustics and slightly sacred atmosphere. The audience greeted her with ‘whoops’, cheers and a couple of standing ovations throughout the evening. As before, Laura put on an amazing song-filled evening which captured everyone’s attention throughout!
Thanks Nikki for that great review – click here for more photos of Laura.
Laura was kind enough a few months ago to answer some questions about her career so far (Make Some Noise with Laura Wright) and she hinted then that music and sport would be married together on this tour. Little did I think that she meant active audience participation! She may be young, but Laura’s already wide ranging experience of touring with Alfie and Russell Watson have clearly paid off in learning stage craft – by the sounds of it, her audiences are putty in her hands.
Laura’s album, Sound of Strength, is available now:
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