as SOLOIST with BLUEWATER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in Beethoven’s “Ah, Perfido”

Ah, Perfido! Soprano Laura Pedersen was featured in Beethoven’s early concert work  “Ah, Perfido”. With a dramatic text taken from an opera about Achilles, the aria’s female protagonist both rages and laments through a multi-stage journey. Pedersen’s imposing vocalism and sense of character fitted the music beautifully. The lengthy recitative was impassioned, while the songful […]

Flora and the Prince Recording Interview

A Perthshire composer, Graham Robb from Birnam, has won acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic with his romantic opera about Bonnie Prince Charlie. “In this recording, the role of Flora will be performed by the soaring American soprano Laura Pedersen, who movingly created the role for the New York (Carnegie Hall) premire” said Graham. […]

Flora and the Prince: Skye Crossing

“”Flora and the Prince” is an opera which I was invited to write for a music festival to premier at Carnegie Hall in New York.” -Graham Robb Flora and the Prince: a sumptuous oratorio featuring international soprano star Laura Pedersen and sensational Welsh baritone Phil Gault, composed and conducted by Graham Robb with words by Jim Stewart.

Music Spotlight Series HARP AND HEELS interview and song “SEE THE POSSIBLE”

Music Spotlight Series. Harp and Heels- “See the Possible- Beyond Your Dreams” Local artists Laura Pedersen and Calvin Stokes, Jr. of “Harp and Heels” discuss the inspiration behind the original song “See the Possible- Beyond Your Dreams”.  Music by Graham Robb, words by Laura and Calvin.   See the Possible NBC WKYC, Channel 3 Cleveland […]

Flora and the Prince

Flora and the Prince A Perthshire composer, Graham Robb from Birnam, has won acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic with his romantic opera about Bonnie Prince Charlie. “In this recording, the role of Flora will be performed by the soaring American soprano Laura Pedersen, who movingly created the role for the New York (Carnegie […]

Hometown Hero Fox 8

Laura Pedersen featured in Cleveland’s Hometown Hero Series.     

As SANTUZZA and NEDDA Fresno Opera Academy Concludes with Big Sound

As Santuzza and Nedda The Professionals: We’ve heard Scott Piper and Laura Pedersen in Fresno before in conjunction with Youth Orchestras of Fresno fund-raising concerts.  From the moment Pedersen walks on stage as the hapless Santuzza in “Cavelleria Rusticana,” she inhabits the role with a fierce, downtrodden dignity that projects the tragedy to come. Her […]

SOLOIST in KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 RADIO LINK with BLUEWATER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Conductor Daniel Meyer and soprano Laura Pedersen join BlueWater for “Lush Autumn Musings”.  Laura Pedersen was featured in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a setting of a wistful prose poem by James Agee. The soprano sang with a uniformly beautiful tone. Jarett Hofman, clevelandclassical.com Interview and Concert Link  BlueWater Chamber […]

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Interview Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Laura Pedersen joins BlueWater Orchestra in Barber’s dreamy rhapsody with the nostalgic text by James Agee.  Cleveland soprano Laura Pedersen joins BlueWater in Barber’s dreamy rhapsody with the nostalgic text by James Agee.  Daniel Meyer, Artistic director of the Erie Philharmonic, conducts.