Entries by Laura Pedersen

Harp and Heels: Treasures of Cleveland

Treasures of Cleveland, Featuring Musical Treasures Laura Pedersen, Soprano and Calvin Stokes, Jr., Harpist Laura’s hidden talent veiled no more, as her voice has been hailed internationally as an exciting lyric soprano and she has to her credit solo performances at Carnegie Hall as well as leading roles in such beloved operas as Romeo and […]

As TOSCA in TOSCA

Panama Opera, Puccini – Tosca Ms. Pedersen’s Tosca debut, was graced with a regal audience. The First Lady, Marta Linares de Martinelli, the Foreign Minister, Roberto Henriquez, and the Deputy Minister of Education, Mirna de Crespo, were present to enjoy the performance at the beautiful National Theater. The Opera Panama Foundation presented Panama City, Panama […]

As VIOLETTA in LA TRAVIATA

… Laura Pedersen, a soprano who has been singing in Germany…  made an impressive local debut as Violetta. Her voice projected strongly with good pitch, clear diction and lovely intonation, weather in a bouncy “Sempre Libera” sung when Violetta seems to have her whole life ahead of her, or in final scenes when even the […]

As HANNAH, THE MERRY WIDOW in THE MERRY WIDOW

Laura Pedersen brings a gleaming, richly textured soprano and a no nonsense manner to the title role. George Loomis, The New York Sun Laura Pedersen and Daniel Never as the romantic leads were convincing actors who kept the audience involved in their travails. Sniping at each other to hide their deeper feelings, they recalled Alfred […]

As SUSANNAH in SUSANNAH

Laura Pedersen convincingly conveys Susannah’s transformation from spirited and unspoiled to hurt and weary, little comprehending what she might have done to offend, and, finally, to bitter and vindictive when wronged.  In the rhapsodic ‘Ain’t it a Pretty Night?’ Pedersen displays a lush high lyric soprano while gazing at the starry sky.  She is the […]

As GUEST ARTIST with THE CINCINNATI POPS

Friday’s concert was billed as ‘Boheme to Phantom: The Music of Puccini and Andrew Lloyd Weber.’  And it was with a pair of fine young guest artists to do the vocal honors, soprano Laura Pedersen and tenor Jon Christos, both making their Pops debut.  Both singers entertained beautifully… Pedersen showed herself quite the ingenue in […]

As SOPRANO SOLOIST in the VERDI REQUIEM

It was a dual homecoming of sorts Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre.  On stage was Laura Pedersen, back to her native Sioux City, singing the soprano solos. At the podium was Xian Zhang.… Pedersen showed her home town just how far she’s come since her North High days. Blessed with a lyrical voice displaying […]