Among recent new developments at the UW School of Music was the appointment this past fall of respected soprano Cyndia Sieden as an artist-in-residence in the UW Voice program. Sieden, an acclaimed interpreter of Mozart’s operatic repertoire, has sung in the world’s great opera houses--including the Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, the New York Met, Paris's Opéra Bastille, the Wiener Staatsoper, Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu, Brussels's La Monnaie, and London's Covent Garden and English National--and her Queen of the Night is considered one of her signature roles since she debuted the role with the New York Met in 2008.
Sieden reprises that role at the UW in May 2015 when she reigns as Queen of the Night in the UW and ensemble-in-residence Pacific MusicWorks’ co-production of The Magic Flute. On the academic side of her appointment, she has settled into the academic life of the school, teaching studio voice and masterclass to UW voice majors.
Fans and opera lovers curious to hear the acclaimed artist may hear a preview of her artistry when Sieden makes her UW Music debut on Feb. 20 at Meany Theater, joining the UW Chamber Orchestra for a performance of Mozart arias from The Magic Flute, conducted by faculty colleague (and Pacific MusicWorks director) Stephen Stubbs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cyndia Sieden to our voice faculty,” says School of Music director Richard Karpen. “Her appointment—and that of colleague Stephen Stubbs—add wonderful new strengths to our faculty body and herald exciting educational and artistic possibilities for our students and the greater community.”
Details about the February 20 concert by the UW Chamber Orchestra with Cyndia Sieden are available here.