Laura Aikin is a regular guest at the leading opera houses worldwide such as the Vienna State Opera, La Scala Milano, Bavarian State Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Netherlands Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Semperoper Dresden, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Opera Frankfurt, Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera and Metropolitan Opera New York. In addition to her numerous concert appearances at the Salzburg Festival since 1995, the artist appeared among others as Königin der Nacht, in the world premiere of Henze's opera »l’Upupa« (Bad’iat), as Blondchen and Konstanze (»Die Entführung aus dem Serail«) and was highly acclaimed by both audience and press for her interpretation of Marie in Zimmermann’s »Die Soldaten« in 2012 and for Birtwistle‘s Gawain in 2013. Operatic successes of the past years have included her first Giunia (»Lucio Silla«) at Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Lucia (»Lucia di Lammermoor«) at the Opéra de Montpellier, Lulu in Paris and at the Lyon Opera, La Scala and the Wiener Festwochen in the new Peter Stein production, Rossini’s »Semiramide« in Naples, Diana (»Arbore di Diana«) in Barcelona, Marguérite (»Les Huguenots«) in Strassburg and Marilyn Monroe in the première of De Raaff’s opera »Waiting for Miss Monroe« at Netherlands Opera. In December 2015 she was highly acclaimed by both audience and press for her interpretation of Emilia Marty in a new production of Janáček´s »Vec Makropulos« at the Vienna State Opera. An equally huge success was Henze´s »Elegie für junge Liebende« at the Theater an der Wien. She sang recently Donna Anna (»Don Giovanni«) under the baton of Iván Fischer in Budapest, Edinburgh Festival and New York, Schoenberg´s »Erwartung« in Salzburg, the world première of »Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo« by Salvatore Sciarrino at Milan´s La Scala and the Berlin State Opera as well as Rosalinde in »Die Fledermaus« at the Vienna State Opera and performances of Feldman´s »Neither« in Munich and Cologne. Recent Highlights includeed amongst diverse concert projects Madame Herz (»Der Schauspieldirektor«) at Mozartwoche Salzburg as well as the role of Helena in Manfred Trojahn’s »Orest« at the Vienna State Opera.