Sydney MancAsola


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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. The 2019 – 2020 season sees Ms. Mancasola make her role debut as Bess in a new production of Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at both the Edinburgh International Festival and at the Adelaide Festival Centre in New Zealand. She also returns to Komische Oper Berlin to sing the title role in Barrie Kosky’s production of Semele and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Mancasola also makes her house debuts at both Washington National Opera and Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.

The 2018 – 2019 season sees Ms. Mancasola’s debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Pamina in the Julie Taymor production of The Magic Flute and as Frasquita in Carmen, which is broadcast to theatres around the world as part of the Met’s Live in HD program. Ms. Mancasola also returns to Oper Frankfurt to sing Roxana in a new production of Szymanowski’s Król Roger, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Frasquita in Carmen. Additional appearances include her Italian debut singing Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI conducted by James Conlon, and a recital with Elīna Garanča at The Green Space in New York as part of the Classical up Close series.

Operatic highlights include her European debut with Komische Oper Berlin as the heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Pamina in the Barrie Kosky production of Die Zauberflöte, and Servilia in a concert performance of La clemenza di Tito. At Oper Frankfurt she has sung Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La bohème, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Onoria in Ezio, the Italian Singer in Capriccio, a Niece in Peter Grimes and was the soprano soloist in a new production of Betulia liberata. 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 La Fille du régiment and her role debut as Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de perles with Florida Grand Opera.

The concert stage has seen Ms. Mancasola in performance with the San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and Santa Fe Symphony in Handel’s Messiah, Eugene Symphony Orchestra for Haydn’s Die Schöpfung conducted by Danail Rachev, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Sun Valley Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer, Strauss’s Brentano-Lieder, and Handel’s Messiah with the Santa Fe Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Michael Rossi. She was also featured as a guest soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the 2012 international music festival Calí de Camara in Colombia. 

Honors and awards include a Grand Finals winner of the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a winner of the 2016 Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Prize from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Top Prize Winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, 2nd Prize and Audience Favorite at the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, and 1st Prize in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition. Ms. Mancasola is an alumna of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, where she received the Judith Raskin Memorial Award for Singers, the Gerdine Young Artist program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Brevard Music Center. 

Ms. Mancasola began her musical training as a classical violinist in her home state of California and went on to study voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 2011 and was the recipient of the Margot Bos Standler Scholarship.

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