I'm Laura Hocking, and I am pursuing a career in Opera, hoping to sing on stages around the world. I am just about to complete my masters degree at the Royal College of Music, London, having got a first class Bachelor of Music degree from the same place. After I graduate, I hope to start freelancing and preparing to audition for young artist programmes.
I am thrilled that this summer I have got a place on The Opera Singer at Drottningholm, which is a three week singing course in Sweden. I have been given the opportunity to work with leading professionals in baroque opera and perform Handel Opera Scenes at the Drottningholm Theatre, which is firstly a stunning theatre, but also one of the best acoustics in the world to sing baroque music in.
The course itself is fully funded, which is fantastic news. However I need to pay for flights and accommodation, which will be to about £600. I am trying to save up as much money as I can, however being a student who is completing a degree in London means that I currently would not be able to afford this.
This is why I am asking for your help. If you can donate any amount I would be so grateful, as I would be closer to being able to participate in this fantastic course.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!