From: Redding, California. LA Opera: Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande (2022, debut).

Lauded by Opera News as “enchanting…radiant…glittering,” and as an artist who “owned the place” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, soprano Sydney Mancasola is quickly establishing herself as one of the most engaging singing actresses of her generation. Sydney was previously a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where her roles included Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Bohème, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Onoria in Ezio, the Italian Singer in Capriccio and the First Niece in Peter Grimes, and where she was the soprano soloist in a new production of Mozart's La Betulia Liberata.

Sydney opened her 2020/21 season with a return to English National Opera to sing Musetta in their unique outdoor "Drive & Live" production of La Bohéme held at Alexandra Palace, produced as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. She also made her company debut with Lucerner Theater, in Switzerland singing the role of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. In future seasons, Sydney will make debuts at Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Lille, and Los Angeles Opera as well as returning to the Metropolitan Opera, Komische Opera Berlin and Des Moines Metro Opera.

More recently, notable debuts have included her house debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Pamina in the Julie Taymor production of The Magic Flute and as Frasquita in Carmen, which was broadcast to theatres around the world as part of the Met’s Live in HD program, as well as her debut as Bess in a new production of Breaking the Waves at both the Adelaide Festival Centre in Australia and Edinburgh International Festival, where she was awarded a Herald Angel for her performance. Last season Sydney returned to the Komische Oper Berlin to sing the title role in Barrie Kosky’s production of Semele and Pamina in The Magic Flute and made her house debut at Washington National Opera as Pamina, conducted by Eun Sun Kim. More recent roles at Oper Frankfurt have included Roxana in a new production of Szymanowski’s Król Roger, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and Frasquita in Carmen.

Further operatic highlights include her European debut with Komische Oper Berlin as the heroines Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, and Servilia in a concert performance of La Clemenza di Tito. Additional highlights include her role debut as Gilda in the Jonathan Miller production of Rigoletto at English National Opera; the title role in Manon at Oper Köln, her role debut as Violetta in La Traviata and Lisette in La Rondine at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; the title role in Manon and the role of Comtesse Adèle in Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at Des Moines Metro Opera; her company debut with Palm Beach Opera as Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment and her role debut as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers with Florida Grand Opera.

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