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Australian/Mauritian Lauren Easton is a versatile lyric mezzo-soprano currently based in the UK,
establishing an exciting young career.
A highlight of her professional journey so far has been her ongoing relationship with Glyndebourne
Festival Opera, which began in 2011 when she made her Festival debut as Magdalena in Sir David
McVicar’s new production of DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG. Further roles with the Festival
and its Touring Opera include Amarella THE YELLOW SOFA (Julian Phillips), Sandman HANSEL AND
GRETEL, Bat / Chair L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES, Dryade ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Katharina Thoma
new production), Flora LA TRAVIATA (Tom Cairns new production), Spirit CENDRILLON, and Lucretia
RAPE OF LUCRETIA. Other recent roles include Dalila SAMSON ET DALILA for Bury Port Opera,
Lehrbuber DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG at Glyndebourne and Siegrune DIE WALKURE at
Grange Park Opera.
In her native Australia, Ms. Easton’s performance activity included appearances with the Australian
Pops Orchestra the Sydney Omega Ensemble and The Song Company, Australia’s premier six-voice a
cappella ensemble. A formidable prize-winner and scholarship recipient, she was able to continue
her studies at the prestigious Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, under the guidance of
renowned Welsh tenor Dennis O’Neill. During her period of study in Cardiff, Ms. Easton was a semi-
finalist for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme of London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden
and was the mezzo-soprano soloist for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the 2010 World Expo in
Lauren gives her thanks to the Sony Foundation, Australian International Opera Awards, The Marten
Bequest, Australian Music Foundation, and Help Musicians UK for their support.