2019-2020 Season Soloists & Guest Artists
Laura Loge, Soprano
Fall 2019, songs from Grieg's Peer Gynt
Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her "luminous stage presence" and "characterful and versatile voice." Upcoming and current engagements include appearances as soprano soloist with the Thalia Symphony in songs from Greig's Peer Gynt, with the Sammamish Symphony in Beethoven's incidental music to Egmont, half of Grieg's Complete Songs with the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, and numerous Norwegian song concerts throughout the Northwest and Minnesota. Opera roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Mother (Hansel & Gretel), Ännchen (Der Freischütz), Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Fée (Cendrillon), Pousette (Manon) 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 performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Neilsen's Third Symphony, Fauré's Requiem, Grieg's Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, Schumann's Mass and Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Verdi's Requiem. Laura specializes in Nordic art song, having performed across the United States and in Norway, including in Edvard Grieg's villa. She has produced two albums of Nordic song, including Breaking the Language Barrier: Songs in Norwegian and Danish, Composed by Foreigners and Songs and Piano Music of Edvard Grieg, Op. 33 & 66. Laura is the Artistic Director of the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series at the Nordic Museum and Founder and President of the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society.