Where do I come from?
I come from the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, but I am also of German heritage with ties to Munich, as my father was born here.
Why do I sing?
Because it has always been a way for me to use my temperament in a constructive manner, and I find it to be the best tool for me to communicate with people.
And what do I like apart from singing?
Hanging out with friends, working on small silly projects like making my own perfumes, thrift-shopping, drinking way too much coffee, enjoying wine, riding my grandfather’s old bike around Munich and enjoying architecture and art of all kinds.
My own personal musical highlight?
Performing the alto part of Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Stefan Vladar. The concert was broadcasted to Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR).
Life is never just black or white.
The Danish mezzo-soprano Laura Mayer has been studying in the Master’s program in music theatre/opera singing at the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding in the class of KS Prof. Christiane Iven since 2022.
This year she can be seen in two productions at the Theaterakademie: In July, she sings Holofernes in a music theatre production of Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with the Accademia di Monaco (director: Alexander Nerlich, music director: Joachim Tschiedel) and in October she participates as the role Lucy in the contemporary opera 4.48 Psychosis by Philip Venables based on Sarah Kane’s play of the same name. At the Copenhagen Opera Festival in August, Laura Mayer can be seen as La Badessa in G. Puccini’s opera Suor Angelica (director: Noa Naamat, musical. director: Anne-Marie Granau).
Laura Mayer graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (2020) from the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Subsequently, she studied in the Master’s program in concert singing at the University of music and theatre in Munich with KS Prof. Christiane Iven.
She has given concerts with orchestras such as the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra (Denmark), the Sinfonietta Jönköping (Sweden), the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Second Symphony by Gustav Mahler, broadcast on NDR).
Laura Mayer’s musical highlights include performances and concerts with the Munich Symphony Orchestra (2022), the Odense Symphony Orchestra (Requiem by W. A. Mozart, 2022), the Sinfonietta Jönköping (Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, 2019), the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2018), and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Second Symphony by Gustav Mahler, 2019, broadcast on NDR).
Laura Mayer receives support from several cultural foundations, including Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Den Bøhmske Fond, Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Nordea Fonden, and STIBET.