Accompanist & Répétiteur
“…tireless, accurate playing […]. Panter listened to his singers and provided a sensitive reduction of the orchestral vibe.”
(Anna Gregory, professional soprano and director, reviewing Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice)
“Laurence Panter, who accompanies the entire opera from the keyboard and sings in the vocal trio, provides impressive support.”
(Jane Gordon, Hastings Independent Press, reviewing Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti)
Laurence has recently accompanied various full-scale operatic productions, including Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera in the Meantime, Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti with Stage Left Project and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Grassroots Opera. He looks forward to reviving the Bernstein later in the year for Chichester’s centenary festival, and rejoining Opera in the Meantime for their production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel this August.
He has also worked as an assistant répétiteur for two terms during 2016 at the City Lit Opera School, accompanying their performances, and was invited back on a professional basis in 2017. He has accompanied for the Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, various recitals and ABRSM examinations. In December 2017, he was the accompanist for an Anthony Nolan charity concert, continuo player for a performance of Handel’s Messiah and accompanist for a Rotary Club charity recital with soprano, Chiara Vinci.