"... The two lads, Laurence Panter as Ferrando, and Jevan Mcauley as Guglielmo, make an excellent ‘Dumb and Dumber’ double act, each fancying himself the better catch.”
~ RAGEOFFTHESTAGE ~ Cosi 2016
"Lucy Elston as Grittly and Laurence Panter as Franz were fantastic" ~ The Stuart Review, 2018
"...Laurence Panter, who produced good singing and acted the feckless Turiddu"
~ David Karlin, BACHTRACK, 2016
"Le 66 [...] was exquisitely sung. Offenbach’s 1856 score showcased the vocal talent of both Panter and Elston"~ Londonpubtheatres.com, 2018
“…tireless, accurate piano playing by Laurence Panter." "A sensitive reduction of the orchestral vibe.” ~ Anna Gregory, professional soprano and director, 2016
Laurence Panter is a British tenor, pianist and composer. He studied at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he was awarded both an academic scholarship and a choral exhibition. He later graduated with distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where he was recipient of the Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship.
As a tenor he has worked with companies such as Longborough Festival Opera, Chorus/Anna Bolena (2019), Soldato Pretoriano/L'incoronazione di Poppea (2018), Chorus/Der fliegende Holländer (2018), Notaro/Don Pasquale (2015), Chorus/Xerxes (2015), Eraldo/Rinaldo (2014), Opera Northern Ireland (chorus/Don Giovanni), Kings Head Theatre (Ferrando/Così fan tutte), Ad Parnassum (Acis/Acis and Galatea), Opera Anywhere (Ralph/HMS Pinafore), and Barefoot Opera (Nemorino/L’Elisir d’Amore, Remendado/Carmen, Rodolfo/La Bohème).
He created the role of Captain in the premiere of Stephen McNeff’s opera Banished with Trinity Laban Opera in 2016. In 2019/20 he created the part of Mervyn in Orlando Gough's Bloom Britannia, joined Merry Opera for a touring production of Pirates of Penzance and Rogue Opera for a tour of Carmen. Earlier this year, Laurence performed the role of Satyavan in Holst's Savitri.
As a pianist, he gained his ABRSM performance diploma in 2009 and has accompanied singers for exams, recordings, recitals and competitions. He has accompanied operatic productions such as Puccini's Suor Angelica, Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel (Opera In The Meantime 2017/18/19), Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice (Grassroots Opera 2018) and Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (Stage Left Project 2018) providing “impressive support” (Hastings Independent Press). He has also worked as a repetiteur for City Lit Opera School (scenes) and Gothic Opera (Marschner's Der Vampyr).
In 2019, he premiered his first operatic composition, 'The Cruel Sister', for the Tête-à-tête festival and is working on a new commission for this year's festival.