Second Elder, Solo Voice Moses und Aron
Laurence Cole was born in Hertfordshire. He graduated in English from the University of York, where he sang with the University Chamber Choir and Gilbert and Sullivan Society, with roles including title role The Mikado, Zuniga Carmen, Abe Summer Song. While working for the BBC, Laurence began singing lessons under Barbara Spooner and Gareth Roberts before beginning a second degree at Birmingham Conservatoire, in 1999, under baritone Adrian Clarke. He became a regular soloist with St Chad’s Cathedral Choir and Conservatoire Chamber Choir, where engagements included Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Dixit Dominus. Operatic engagements include Curio Giulio Cesare, Commendatore Don Giovanni, Wotan Das Rheingold, Seneca L’incoronazione di Poppea, Simone Gianni Schicchi, Priest The Cunning Little Vixen (Birmingham Conservatoire); Sarastro The Little Magic Flute, Gaoler Tosca, Zaretsky Eugene Onegin (English Touring Opera). Laurence joined the WNO Chorus in 2008 where roles have included Fifth Jew Salome, Customs Sergeant / Customs Officer La bohème, Flora’s servant La traviata, Sarastro / Second Armed Man The Magic Flute, Kuligin Katya Kabanova, Badger The Cunning Little Vixen, Nobleman Lohengrin, Pit bass Wagner Dream, Angelotti Tosca, Innkeeper Manon Lescaut, Lilaque fils Boulevard Solitude.