As GUEST ARTIST with the CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA’S BLOSSOM FESTIVAL BAND

…soprano Laura Pedersen, whose main job in her Blossom debut was to sing “Ah, fors’e lui” and “Sempre Libera” from Verdi’s “La Traviata”… she dispatched Saturday with plenty of personality and vocal ease…A very welcome Blossom introduction to a lively, charming singer.”

Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer



… Laura Pedersen, an effervescent personality who sang with bright timbre adn glittering coloratura… scored a hit performing Sousa’s “There’s a Merry Brown Thrush” in the flirtatious mannor of a Gilbert and Sullivan heroine, striking sparks in a Spanish-flavored French aria by Bizet and showing off her high notes in Victor Herbert’s “Italian Street Song”

Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer


… the night’s soloist was soprano Laura Pedersen, who’s bright, confident artistry honored music by Copland, Bernstein, and Puccini.

Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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