Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her "luminous stage presence" and "characterful and versatile voice." Opera roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Fée (Cendrillon), Heron, Raven & Eagle (Our Earth), 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). On the concert stage she has performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem, 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. She has appeared with the Seattle Opera, Puget Sound Opera, Rimrock Opera, Intermountain Opera, Northwest Opera in Schools, Etc., Puget Sound Concert Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, Longwood Opera, Icicle Creek Music Center, Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series, Second City Chamber Music Series, Thanlia Symphony, Wenatchee Valley Symphony, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Bremerton Symphony, Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra as well as numerous concerts and recitals.
Additionally, Ms. Loge specializes in Nordic art song which she has performed across the United States and in Norway. She sang several times 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 several times 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. In 2014 she released her debut CD entitled, Breaking the Language Barrier: Songs in Norwegian and Danish, Composed by Foreigners. She has performed a concert of the same name as part of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series and for the Minneapolis Edvard Grieg Society and at her alma mater, St. Olaf College. She performed in Edvard Grieg's villa in Bergen, Norway as part of the 2015 International Workshop on the Songs of Edvard Grieg. She is the Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series in Seattle and Founder and President of the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.
Ms. Loge was the Norwegian expert, translating, phonetically transliterating and recording texts of sixteen songs for a new three volume anthology of Nordic songs entitled Midnight Sun, compiled and edited by Mimmi Fulmer of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, published by Subito Music.
Current and upcoming engagements include performing with the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, spreading the love for Grieg's music throughout the Pacific Northwest, including performances of the complete songs of Edvard Grieg over three years. She will be performing half of the 180 songs. Laura will sing Finnish songs for the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University as part of thier holiday banquet celebrating Finland's 100 years of independence.
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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