In the rhapsodic 'Ain't it a Pretty Night?' Pedersen displays a lush high lyric soprano while gazing at the starry sky.

— Theater Scene NY

Upcoming Highlights



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Harp & Heels at BOP STOP, Cleveland with Laura Pedersen and Calvin Stokes



Spice up the weekend with a Fusion of Opera, Jazz, Country, Broadway & Pop with Laura Pedersen in heels and Calvin Stokes with a harp.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:00pm
@ BOB STOP Cleveland Opera Theater
5000 Euclid Avenue, #1001
Cleveland, Ohio 44103


Admission: $10.00 per person
Tickets Click Here
Web Site
Phone: 216-512-0268



Opera Columbus

2016 – 2017 Season once again lead by Laura Pedersen as Georgetta in Puccini’s Opera II Tabarro

Join us for another exciting season of local opera! All productions feature the OPC Orchestra led by Maestro Alessandro Siciliani.

Conductor Alessandro Siciliani, during opera Cavalleria rusticana practice at the Indianola Presbyterian Church June 13, 2015. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Tom Dodge)

Conductor Alessandro Siciliani, during opera Cavalleria rusticana practice at the Indianola Presbyterian Church June 13, 2015. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Tom Dodge)



June 23 & June 25, 2017
@ The McCoy Center for the Arts
100 E. Dublin Granville Rd
New Albany, OH 43054
Admission: $15.00 – $35.00 per person
Tickets Call: 614-341-7011










Recent Highlights


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Harp and Heels Guest Artist Recital at Indiana University

Harp and Heels is the dynamic team of harpist Calvin Stokes and soprano Laura Pedersen. They consistently tease and test each other’s musical boundaries, resulting in a whimsically diverse repertoire that includes not only their classical foundation, but also jazz, country, Broadway and pop. In addition, they present beloved classics in new and innovative ways without changing the essential core of what made them timeless. Join these classically-trained, international competition-winners, along with Fort Wayne’s own Soul 35, for a recital you will not soon forget!

Event Calendar & Details

Concert, Music Performance
Date: Sep 14, 2016
Time 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Location: Rhinehart Recital Hall
Place: Rhinehart Music Center
Cost: $7 and under. IPFW students and 18 years and younger are free.
Ticket Location: Larson Ticket Office
Ticket Phone: 260-481-6555

IPFW Department of Music – Harp and Heels, Master Class Performance – 09/14/2016




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Laura Returns to Fresno, CA for MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 2

Don’t miss: FOOSA String Program, a 120-member orchestra conducted by FOOSA Artistic Director Thomas Loewenheim, who will accompany soprano soloist Laura Pedersen, singing Puccini. Also, FOOSA concerto competition winner Leo Kubota, cello, playing Lalo, will offer the Mahler Second Symphony once again after a stellar first performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Friday.

Sunday June 26, 2016 at 4:00pm
@ Auditorium of the Roosevelt School of the Arts, 4250 E Tulare Avenue, Fresno
Suggested Admission: $15.00 per person
Tickets Purchase Online click here

To hear a bit of the Mahler rehearsal from June 24 in Los Angeles, CLICK THIS LINK!


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Laura Pedersen & Calvin Stokes with Harp & Heels

 

Join us for an evening of pure musical enjoyment as internationally renowned and local artists donate their time and talent to benefit.

June 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00pm
@ The Servants of Mary Center for Peace
6601 Ireland Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Admission: $10.00 per person
Please call for reservations 440-313-8327

http://servantsofmary.org/

http://www.harpandheels.com/index.php


Opera Columbus

Laura Pedersen leads as SANTUZZA in Cavalleria Rusticana

June 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
June 28, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
100 W. Dublin-Granville Road
New Albany, Ohio

Artistic Director: Dione Parker Bennett
Featuring the Opera Project Columbus Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Maestro Alessandro Siciliani

http://operaprojectcolumbus.org/upcoming_performances.php

TICKETS:
Tickets are on sale now and are available through the CAPA box office (614-469-0939) or through ticketmaster.com.

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DUE VOCI – Laura Pedersen & Angelo Ferrari

 

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Laura Pedersen Recording in Scotland, UK

In the international performance Pedersen takes on the main role of FLORA in the opera “FLORA and the PRINCE” by Graham Robb – composer & Jim Stewart – librettist

“Flora and the Prince”, which premiered at Carnegie Hall, New York, in October 2012…. Read More …
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Fresno, CA, Los Angeles Tour June 2013

Los Angeles Concert Tour June 20 – 22, 2013 Including Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Friday, June 21, 2013 Walt Disney Hall


Youth Orchestras of Fresno
444 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704

TICKETS: www.youthorchestrafresno.org
(559) 275-6694
INFO: www.youthorchestrasfresno.org/content/fresno-opera-orchestra-summer-academy

 

Laura Pedersen Returns to Fresno, California for opera Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci


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Ms. Pedersen is excited to take on the roles of:
Santuzza in opera Cavalleria Rusticana by composer Pietro Mascagni
Nedda in opera I Pagliacci by composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo
She will be debuting both roles with Tenor Scott Piper

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday June 28, 2013
Sunday June 30, 2013

Youth Orchestras of Fresno
444 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93704

TICKETS:www.youthorchestrafresno.org (559) 275-6694

 

Grand Opening of Don Giovanni at Nevada Opera, Pedersen Will Star as Donna Anna

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Adults:
Friday May 17, 2013 7:30 pm
Sunday May 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Youth:
Saturday May 18, 2013 12:00 Noon & 3:00 pm


Nevada Opera
100 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
TICKETS: www.nevadaopera.org/index.php/tickets/
(775) 786-4046, 9am-2pm


Laura Pedersen singing Her Signature Role – Merry Widow


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Iowa Public Radio will rebroadcast The Merry Widow
at 7:00 PM CST on Saturday May 4, 2013.

Live streaming at www.iowapublicradio.org



Pedersen Will Star in Sandusky State Theater Accompanied by Firelands Symphony

As a soprano soloist she will perform Beethoven’s Majestic Ninth
February 16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Sandusky, Ohio, US

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

The Sandusky State Theater

Address:
107 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

TICKETS: $10.00 – $28.00
ORDER ONLINE: www.sanduskystate.com/shows.html

 


Laura Pedersen Joins The Youth Orchestras in Fresno, California


 

Love Conquers All! In the concert “Love Conquers All” she will be singing favorites from West Side Story. The concert will take place in Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall Fresno, CA on February 10, 2013

 

Concert begins at 7:00 PM
Doors will open at 6:00 PM
TICKETS: $25.00 Adults
TICKETS: FREE Youth
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/317261

 


Laura Pedersen Returns to Carnegie Hall in New York City


… starring in Opera Shorts
on October 19, 2012
TICKETS: www.carnegiehall.org here

 







Harp & Heels…Return to Cleveland, Ohio


Fabulous and Trendy Duo “Harp & Heels” is presenting on Sep 9, 2012 2:00 P.M. at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio

Join us for an afternoon of musical bon mots meant solely to please the ear! There will be jazz, light opera, pop, and at least one moment of “Um…How would you describe that?”

Harp: Calvin Stokes
Soprano: Laura Pedersen
Visit: www.harpandheels.com

TICKETS: $25.00 box office
Online: http://www.playhousesquare.org/
Charge by phone at: 216-241-6000 & Toll-free at: 866-546-1353

All proceeds of this event will benefit: The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter. Can’t join us but would like to support The American Red Cross, Greater Cleveland Chapter? Click: https://american.redcross.org/

 


Pedersen Portrays Passion, Lust & Tragedy as Tosca in Panama City


May 22, 24, 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Opera House in Panama City, Panama
TICKETS: http://operapanama.com/

 

 

 




Toledo Opera Welcomes Laura Pedersen for the 2012 Opera Gala


2012 Opera Gala:
From Vienna to Paris to New York
Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
TICKETS: www.toledoopera.org

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Laura Pedersen Performs at Her Home State as Hanna in The Merry Widow


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Ceder Rapids Opera Theater, Ceder Rapids, Iowa, US
TICKETS: Theater Cedar Rapids box office, 319-366-8591 Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm or online at www.theatrecr.org

Also accessible thru Cedar Rapids Opera website, www.cr-opera.org, the ticket page will take you right to TCR’s website to order online and also gives other info about the show–bios, program notes, synopsis, etc.

The Live Iowa Public Radio Broadcast is Sunday Jan. 15,at 2pm:
Listen at 91.7 (eastern Iowa), 90.7, 91.5 and 105.9 in central/western IA.

ALSO, Live streaming at: www.iowapublicradio.org, access the homepage and then they click on “Classical Music–Listen Now”.

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre is on Facebook.  Like our page and share the “Merry Widow” info with your friends and family easily!

Also, here is the our preview video on Youtube:

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A merry romp: Victorian themes ring familiar as CR Opera Theatre —Eastern Iowa Life
Costume designer Janie Westendorf of Keota watches as Austin Kness and Laura Pedersen check out how Pedersen’s dress flows while dancing, a crucial element …

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