Laura Loge

Laura Loge

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her "luminous stage presence" and "characterful and versatile voice." Opera roles include Musetta (La Bohème), Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Fée (Cendrillon), Lucy (The Telephone), Guadalena and Ninetta (La Perichole), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Second Lady (Magic Flute), Goddess Diana (Iphigénie en Aulide), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) and Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario). She has appeared several times at the Icicle Creek Music Center singing Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with eight cellos and songs by Aaron Copland and Robert and Clara Schumann. On the concert stage Laura has performed as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Fauré's Requiem, Grieg's Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, Schumann's Mass and Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Verdi's Requiem. Additionally, Ms. Loge specializes in Scandinavian art song which she has performed across the United States and in Norway. She sang for and was the Honorary Marshal for Ballard's Syttende mai parade, was the featured soloist at the Scandinavian Cultural Center's Greater Tacoma Peace Prize banquet and the Ballard Sons of Norway. She organized and presented memorial concerts in Seattle, Washington D. C. and New York City in response to the 2011 terror attack in Norway, has performed Songs for Soprano and Orchestra by Edvard Grieg, was featured in the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series, has given numerous recitals at the Nordic Heritage Museum and other venues around Seattle, and appeared on the radio broadcast, Live By George.  Current and upcoming engagements include performances with Puget Sound Opera singing Violetta in a concert of scenes and arias from La traviata, Bremerton Symphony in their annual Vienna Night featuring bel canto opera arias and duets, and the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series presenting Breaking the Language Barrier, a concert of songs in Norwegian and Danish by foreigners. She will also be singing Norwegian songs as part of the 2014 Syttende mai celebrations in Ballard and for the Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach celebration. Ms. Loge is the Norwegian expert for a new anthology of Nordic songs, compiled and edited by Mimmi Fulmer of the University of Wisconsin, to be published by Subito Music. In 2015, she will reprise Breaking the Language Barrier for the Minneapolis Edvard Grieg Society and at St. Olaf College. Ms. Loge received her Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from St. Olaf College. She was awarded a full scholarship to study Scandinavian art song at the University of Stavanger Conservatory of Music in Norway, studied Italian bel canto technique and repertoire with Signora Rosanna Lippi in Italy, and as a student of Edward Zambara, she received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory.
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