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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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Sydney returns as Bess McNeill in her Opera Comique debut

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We are delighted to announce that Sydney Mancasola will return to the role of Bess McNeill in Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves, in her company debut with the Opéra Comique, Paris. With the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Mathieu Romano, and in a production by Tom Morris, Sydney will star alongside Jarrett Ott as Jan Nyman, Wallis Giunta as Dodo McNeill, Susan Bullock as Mother, and Elgan Llŷr Thomas as Dr Richardson.

Sydney previously performed Bess at both the Adelaide Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival, where she was awarded a Herald Angel for her performance.

Breaking the Waves can be heard at the Opéra Comique on the 28, 30 and 31 May. For further information visit the production page here.

Posted on 11/05/2022