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Laura Loge

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) and Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus). On the concert stage Laura has performed as the soprano soloist in Requiems by Mozart, Fauré, Schumann and Verdi, and in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Grieg's Songs for Soprano and Orchestra and Handel's Messiah. 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, Icicle Creek Music Center, Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series, 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, including in Edvard Grieg's villa. 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 several times in the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series, has given numerous recitals at the Nordic Heritage Museum and other venues around Seattle. Her debut CD is 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. Her second CD, Songs and Piano Music of Edvard Grieg: Opus 33 & 66 with pianist Sandra Mogensen will be released in 2017 and follows a concert tour or the Northwest of the same repertoire. 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, published by Subito Music.

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.