Laura
Pedersen

Soprano

Laura Pedersen brings a gleaming, richly textured soprano and a no nonsense manner to the title role.

The New York Sun

…And she sang like an angel, whether standing, sitting on the floor, or dying on a couch.

NPR, Indiana Public Radio

Most important, she sang with rich-voiced artistry and superb control.

Cape Cod Times

Pedersen’s Blessed with a lyrical voice displaying brilliance and depth… hitting high C’s with such preciseness…

Sioux City Journal

The angel-blonde Laura Pedersen interpreted Eros in her effortless soprano.

Nurnberger Nachrichten

Musetta was well sung by Laura Z. Pedersen, whose looks fit the Musetta profile to a T. Her voice was brilliant enough for the Café Momus scene, yet just weighty enough to bring her prayer to life.

Alan Montgomery, Opera News

…Laura Pedersen sang a well-burnished Violetta… She dominated all four acts…

Nuvo

…Susannah…played by the comely and ebullient blond soprano, Laura Pedersen.

Opera Now

Laura Pedersen had just the right combination of magnetic charm, wit and humor to carry off the role with panache.

Cape Code Times

Compelling: Laura Pedersen…

Opera Now

…Laura Pedersen, a soprano with a focused glowing voice, was vibrant as Violetta.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pedersen’s Juliette was secure and often fearless, notably in the florid lines of Je veux vivre.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

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

Biography

The internationally acclaimed American singer Laura Pedersen brings to opera houses and concert halls an intense lyric soprano voice, beauty of line, and a rare ability to make each role come alive. Highlights from this current season: Ms. Pedersen rejoined BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, this time with Beethoven’s concert aria “Ah, Perfido” Op. 65, appeared in Orchestra galas singing Madame Butterfly, Violetta in La Traviata, as well as cross over favorites, and performed numerous concerts, as well as masterclasses, with Harp and Heels. Laura brought back Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, sang in Opera Orchestral galas that showcased her with Puccini’s Tosca and Mimi, both of Verdi’s Leonora’s, and Beethoven’s Leonora. In the 2019-20 season Laura is the featured soloist for The Texas Bach Festival, Bluewater Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops, Firelands Symphony, and Opera Project Columbus, as she also continues to inspire and entertain audiences with her duo, Harp & Heels. Ms. Pedersen will reprise the Covid postponed roles of Tosca and Suor Angelica, as well as her appearances with orchestras, symphonies, bands, and Harp and Heels concerts soon.

Ms. Pedersen has sung leading roles with Indianapolis Opera, Cleveland Opera, Di Capo Opera, Opera Delaware, Florida Opera, Sacramento Opera, Panama Opera, Atlantic Opera, Opera Project Columbus, Opera Shorts Troupe.The roles include: Tosca, Donna Anna, Nedda, Santuzza, Hanna Glawari (Broadcast live for Public Radio), Mimi, Musetta, Violetta, Susannah, Juliette, Rosalinda, Donna Elvira, Musetta, Antonia, Georgetta, and Micaela.

During her four years as fest soprano in Bremen, Germany, she sang countless performances, at least six leading roles each season, all in the original language, running the gamut from well known beloved operas like Don Pasquale, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Marriage of Figaro, Orpheè, Un Ballo in Mascara, to musicals such as West Side Story, and a yearly premiere of commissioned Operas.

Symphony appearances include soprano soloist in Beethoven Ninth, Verdi Requiem, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Faurè Requiem (Carnegie Hall), Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s Ah, Perfido. She appeared as featured soloist with Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival for five years, solo artist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony, the Lima Symphony, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Bluewater Chamber Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Miami. Ms Pedersen was honored to sing with the Cincinnati Pops under the baton of the late Maestro Erich Kunzel.

Ms. Pedersen has sung World Premieres in Germany, Scotland, and many in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Upcoming Appearances

 
Due to Covid-19, all upcoming performances have been temporarily postponed. Please stay tuned!! All will be rescheduled!!

Repertoire

Operatic Repertoire

ComposerOperaRole
BeethovenFidelioLeonora
Berg LuluLulu
BizetCarmenMicaela
CharpentierLouiseLouise
Detlev GlanertJoseph SüßGraziella (world premiere)
FloydSusannahSusannah
GounodRomeo et JuiletteJuliette
JanáčekJenůfa Jenůfa
JanáčekKáťa KabanováKáťa
KorngoldDie Tode StadtMarietta
LeharThe Merry WidowHanna
LeoncavalloI PagliacciNedda
MascagniCavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
MassenetManonManon
MozartCosì Fan TutteFiordiligi
Mozart The Marriage of FigaroThe Countess
MozartDon GiovanniDonna Anna
MozartIdomeneoElettra
Marcello PanniThe BanquetMarie Laurent (world premiere)
PucciniFanciulla del WestMinnie
PucciniLa BohemeMimi
PucciniLa BohemeMusetta
PucciniLa RondineMagda
PucciniMadame ButterflyCio Cio San
PucciniManonManon
PucciniSuor AngelicaSuor Angelica
PucciniToscaTosca
PucciniTurandotLiu/ Turandot
PucciniTabarroGiorgetta
Graham RobbFlora and the PrinceFlora (world premiere)
J. StraussDie FledermausRosalinda
R. StraussArabellaArabella
R. StraussCapriccio The Countess Madelaine
R. StraussSalomeSalome
R. StraussElektraChrysothemis
TchaikovskyEugene OneginTatiana
VerdiLa TraviataVioletta
VerdiIl TrovatoreLeonora
VerdiLa Forza del DestinoLeonora
VerdiOtelloDesdemona
WagerTannhäuserElisabeth

Concert Repertoire

ComposerWorkRole
BachSt. John PassionSoprano Solo
BarberKnoxville Summer of 1915
BeethovenAh, Perfido
BeethovenNinth Symphony
BeethovenMissa Solemnis
BrahmsGerman Requiem
CanteloubeSong of the Auvergne
FaureRequiem
HandelMessiah
MahlerSymphony No. 2
MahlerSymphony No. 4
MendelssohnElijah
MozartExultate Jubilate
MozartRequiem
MozartC minor Mass
RachmaninoffVocalise
RavelSheherazade
RossiniStabat Mater
R.StraussFour Last Songs
R.StraussOrchestral Songs
SchubertMass No. 2
SchubertMass No. 5
VerdiRequiem
Villa-LobosBachianas Brasileiras No. 5

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