Laurel Semerdjian

MEZZO-SOPRANO

"THINGS CHANGE, JO"
Little Women
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"FLOWER DUET"
Madama Butterfly
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"ČURY MURY FUK"
Rusalka
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Laurel Semerdjian

(She/Her) Laurel Semerdjian, an American mezzo-soprano of Armenian descent, has recently been hailed as "a dramatic and musical tour de force" (Pittsburgh Tribune) for her portrayal of Asakir in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song. Her voice has been praised for its "guttural low notes" (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) and "appealing weight, intensity and flexibility".

Florentine Opera
Carmen - La Tragédie de Carmen, 2020
Sarasota Opera
Flora- La traviata, Suzuki- Madama Butterfly, 2017
Pittsburgh Opera
Resident Artist, 2014-2016
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"HABANERA"
Carmen
"VORREI VENDICARMI"
Alcina
Laurel Semerdjian
is represented by
Justin Werner
Stratagem Artists

Schedule

Rigoletto
Maddalena

Resonance Works, 2020


Mozart Requiem
Mozart

Symphony Tacoma, 2020

PELLÉAS ET MÉLISAN...
Geneviève

Opera Southwest, 2020


Symphony No. 9
Beethoven

Cape Symphony, 2020

Pirates of Penzance
Ruth

Young Victorian Theater Company, 2020


Il signor Bruschino
Rossini

Sarasota Opera, 2021

Carmen
Carmen

Florentine Opera, 2020

Alcina
Bradamante

Pittsburgh Opera, 2020

Biography

 During the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Semerdjian returned to Pittsburgh Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterly, sang the title role of Benazir Bhutto in a workshop of Mohammed Fairouz’s Bhutto with Pittsburgh Opera/ Beth Morrison Projects, joined Symphony Tacoma as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah, rejoined Tacoma Opera for her debut in the title role of The Rape of Lucretia, and performed with Syracuse’s Symphoria as mezzo soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In the summer of 2019, Ms. Semerdjian made company debuts as Flora in La Traviata with Summer Garden Opera and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Inland Northwest Opera. In the Fall of 2019, Ms. Semerdjian returned to Pittsburgh Symphony in the Bruckner Te Deum and made her Opera Southwest debut in Bottesini’s rarely performed Ali Baba. In January 2020, she returned to Pittsburgh Opera, debuting the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina. In Spring of 2020, Ms. Semerdjian made a company debut with Florentine Opera, singing the title role in Le Tragédie de Carmen.
Review of opening night digital performance due to Covid-19 “A rising mezzo-soprano of Armenian heritage, Laurel Semerdjian, has the flashing black eyes and ferocious intensity of Carmen, plus as far as I could tell a voice of seduction and rage that could not be confined behind a computer screen.  The acting aura was so strong I longed to be seeing her in person.”

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