|Laura Avdey, mezzo-soprano|
A native Clevelander, mezzo-soprano LAURA AVDEY has performed with Opera Circle in many productions, including Charlotte in Werther, I Puritani, Krol Roger, Linda di Chamounix, Thomas, Rigoletto, and its original production of Norma. She has also been featured at the annual Opera in the Italian Garden. In addition, Ms. Avdey recently performed the role of Marcellina in Cleveland Opera Theaterís production of The Marriage of Figaro. Ms. Avdey has performed with Cleveland Opera in productions including Sweeney Todd, Carmen, Aida, Turandot, and Iolanthe, as well as the Ohio Chamber Symphony, Summit Choral Arts Society, and The Ohio Chamber Symphony. She has been recorded on the Studio Ecoute label with The Old Stone Singers on their recording, Christmas With the Old Stone Singers and has been heard on WCLV broadcasts. Ms. Avdeyís repertoire includes major works by Handel, including the title role in Handelís Solomon, Bach, Vivaldi, Barber and Brahms. Ms. Avdey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Business from Baldwin-Wallace University.