Meet WNO

Laurence Cole


Laurence studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and worked at the BBC as a contracts negotiator for several years.

Prior to joining WNO, Laurence sang for English Touring Opera and Opera Holland Park.

Laurence’s personal highlights with WNO so far have included performing twice at Buckingham Palace for The Prince of Wales, going on as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, and performing roles and covering in our recent production of Der Rosenkavalier.

Away from WNO, Laurence enjoys horse-riding, walking, reading and sampling fine ales. In addition: 'I follow the (mis)fortunes of Luton Town FC and am attempting to master the Russian language.'