The American coloratura soprano, Cyndia Sieden, is renowned for her extraordinary vocal facility and interpretations of Baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire.
Cyndia Siedenís opera engagements have included Queen of the Night Magic Flute at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra Nationale de Paris, Gran Teatro de Liceu and La Monnaie, Elisa in Il Re Pastore at The Netherlands Opera; Aspasia in Mitridate, Re di Ponto at the Salzburg Festival; Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Wiener Staatsoper, Seattle Opera and English National Opera; Aminta in Die Schweigsame Frau in Palerno; Lulu at The Metropolitan Opera; Cunegonde in Candide for New York City Opera; Ariel in Thomas Adèsí The Tempest at Covent Garden, the Royal Danish Opera, Santa Fe and Opera du Rhin.. She has sung roles in George Frideric Handelís Alcina, Rinaldo and Rodelinda at the Göttingen Händel Festival and Opéra National de Lyon.
On the concert platform Cyndia Siedenís recent successes number appearances at the Barbican Mostly Mozart Festival / Rizzi, Thomas Adès Scenes from The Tempest with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer and with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam under Markus Stenz. She also joined the Los Angeles forces and Esa-Pekka Salonen for his new work Wing on Wing in Los Angles, London and Paris and celebrated W.A. Mozart year with a programme of concert arias at the Göttingen Handel Festival with Nicholas McGegan. Amongst her other career highlights are Le Rossignol suite with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 8 with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam / Riccardo Chailly, The Creation with the Tonhalle Orchestra and Frans Brüggen; W.A. Mozart's C Minor Mass with the Camerata Salzburg/Ascher Fisch. In addition, she has enjoyed engagements with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monteverdi Choir and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Cyndia Sieden includes amongst her musical collaborators Gerd Albrecht, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Richard Hickox, James Levine, Louis Langrée, Nicholas McGegan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Spano and Mario Venzago.
An active recitalist and a frequent guest artist with the New York Festival of Song, Cyndia Sieden gave the New York premiere of John Mustoís song cycle Dove sta amore in her debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has appeared at Amsterdamís Concertgebouw, in Rotterdam, at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and the Moab Festival, among others, in a wide range of repertoire.
Cyndia Sieden has recorded W.A. Mozartís Mitridate, Re di Ponto with Camerata Salzburg/Sir Roger Norrington for Orfeo; Die Zauberflöte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner for Archiv. She has recently added a CD and DVD of Schweitzerís Alceste to her recorded repertoire.
Future plans include engagements with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Queen of the Night at the Metropolitan Opera and Canadian Opera Company, The Tempest for Oper Frankfurt and The Cat in Usunk Chinís Alice in Wonderland for Grand Théâtre de Genève.
A native of California, Cyndia Sieden now lives in Washington State.