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SYDNEY MANCASOLA

Soprano

Described by Opera News as “enchanting […] radiant and glittering,” soprano Sydney Mancasola is quickly establishing herself as one of the most engaging singing actresses of her generation. Sydney trained in the US before becoming member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where her roles included Gilda Rigoletto, Musetta La bohème, Pamina Die Zauberflöte and Roxana Król Roger. She also retains a close relationship with the Komische Oper Berlin, where her recent roles have Eurydice Orpheus in the Underworld, Cleopatra Cesare, Servilia Clemenza di Tito and title role Semele.

 

Last season Sydney made her house debut at the Opera National de Paris as Adina L’Elisir d’amore in Laurent Pelly’s production at the Opera Bastille, and in the 2022-23 season she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Pamina The Magic Flute, makes her house and role debut as Melisande in David McVicar’s production of Pelleas et Melisande for Los Angeles Opera, sings Mahler Symphony No. 2 with James Gaffigan and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana and returns to the role of Bess in Missi Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves for the Opera Comique, the role she performed at both the Adelaide Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival, where she was awarded a Herald Angel for her performance. 
 

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Artist Manager

Camilla Wehmeyer

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Associate

Evangeline Parker

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Sydney Mancasola and Joshua Hopkins at the Metropolitan Opera

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Soprano Sydney Mancasola and baritone Joshua Hopkins both return to the Metropolitan Opera, New York, for a revival of Julie Taymor's much loved production of The Magic Flute, in a special holiday presentation. The presentation consists of a short, family-friendly version of Mozart's musical fairy-tale, which will be conducted by Duncan Ward.

Sydney will sing the role of Pamina, while Joshua reprises his performance as Papageno. Joining Sydney and Joshua, the cast will include Ben Bliss/David Portillo as Tamino, Aleksandra Olczyk as the Queen of the Night, Peixin Chen/Solomon Howard as Sarastro and Rodell Rossel/Thomas J. Capobianco as Monostatos.

The Magic Flute opens on 16 December, with performances running through to early January.

 

Following her time in New York, Sydney will travel to Los Angeles to make her house and role debut as Mélisande in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at Los Angeles Opera.

In 2023, Joshua will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Belcore L'elisir d'amore, and makes house debuts in Brussels and Tokyo.

Posted on 13/12/2022

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Repertoire Includes

Opera

BEETHOVEN

Fidelio (Marzelline)

BIZET

Les pêcheurs de perles (Leïla)

Carmen (Frasquita)

BRITTEN

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tytania)

Peter Grimes (First Niece)
Paula Bunyan (Fido/Goose)

CIPULLO

Glory Denied (Young Alyce)

DEBUSSY

Pelléas et Mélisande (Mélisande)

DONIZETTI

L'elisir d'amore (Adina)

La fille du régiment (Marie)

GLUCK

Ezio (Onoria)

GOUNOD
Roméo et Juliette (Juliette)

 

HANDEL
Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra)
Semele (Semele)
Jeptha (Iphis)

MASSENET
Manon (Manon)

Don Quichotte (Pedro)

MAZZOLA
Breaking the Waves (Bess McNeil)

MOZART

Die Zauberflöte (Pamina)
La clemenza di Tito (Servilia)

Cosi fan tutte (Despina)
Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna)
La Betulia liberata (Soprano II)

OFFENBACH
Orphée aux enfers (Eurydice)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (Four Heroines)

PUCCINI

La bohème (Musetta)
La Rondine (Lisette)

ROSSINI

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
Le comte Ory (Comtesse Adèle)

STRAUSS, J.

Die Fledermaus (Adele)

STRAUSS, R.
Arabella (Zdenka)
Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie)
Capriccio (Italian Singer)

SZYMANOWSKI
Król Roger (Roxana)

TCHAIKOVSKY

Pique Dame (Prilepa)

VERDI
Rigoletto (Gilda)
La Traviata (Violetta)

 

Concert

J.S. BACH      

Magnificat

BARBER

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

BRAHMS
Liebeslieder Walzer

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 9

HANDEL

Messiah

HAYDN

Die Schöpfung

Nelson Mass

MENDELSSOHN

Hear My Prayer

MOZART

Exsultate, jubilate

ORFF

Carmina Burana

SCHUBERT

Mass No. 2 in G Major
 

STRAUSS

Brentano Lieder

Repertoire
Press

Press

Donizetti L'ELISIR D'AMORE / Opéra National De Paris

“Sydney Mancasola is sparkling, mischievous and lively. Every moment is a feast for the ears and eyes. The soprano twirls like an elf, full of charm and mischief and performs vocal wonders in the belcanto register.”

John-Christophe Mary, Toute La Culture (September 2021)

"Sydney Mancasola is a strong and determined Adina with the disarming ability to reach her high range with ease. The very open vowels bring intelligibility to her Italian, as do the well-timed midrange or the refined phrasing."

Tania Bracq, Forum Opera (September 2021)



Handel SEMELE / Komische Oper Berlin

“Sydney Mancasola shone in the title role, the whole performance building up to a bravura performance of her final air, ‘No, no, I’ll take no less/Than all in full excess!’ That full excess, alas, was to be truly hers, but was also seen and heard to characterize an exuberant performance from beginning to end.”

Mark Berry, Seen and Heard International (February 2020)

”The vocal set is dominated by Sydney Mancasola's performance in the title role. The American, who has gained a foothold in Europe in recent years (she was a member of the Frankfurt Opera troupe for three years) and who now flies on her own, signs a performance both stage and vocal that must be warmly saluted. Present on stage almost from beginning to end, she embodies a Semele ravaged by pride, doubt, impossible love, despair and then madness. She holds the distance vocally and strings her four conse