Laura Hansford has worked on Opera Queensland (OQ) productions for the last decade as both an artistic and technical collaborator. She directed OQ’s most successful touring production Are You Lonesome Tonight (2021), co-directed The Sopranos (OQ) and Home Grown Opera (for OQ and Bleach*), and re-directed The Sopranos for OQ’s regional tour in 2022. Most recently, she directed Verdi’s Macbeth, presented in QPAC’s Concert Hall in March 2023.
In 2021/2022 Laura was a resident Director with Circa and was the Project Lead on their inclusive Circus program Circability. She was the Associate Director on Circa’s Italian Baroque presented with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at Sydney Festival 2022.
Laura is currently Artistic Associate for OQ and has acted as Assistant Director on a variety of productions – for OQ: The Marriage of Figaro (2021), Tosca (2019), Songs to Die For (2019); and for Victorian Opera: The Barber of Seville (2019), Pelléas and Mélisande (2018).
Laura has worked extensively with companies such as Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Opera and State Opera South Australia. In 2020 she was nominated as an Emerging Female Artist at the Matilda awards.
Forthcoming engagements include Assistant Director for La bohème (West Australian Opera).