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Jenna Siladie

Jenna Siladie
Shawn Flynt Blair Photography

Hailed by the New York Times for her “endearing” and “sweet voice”, the emerging soprano Jenna Siladie triumphed in her New York City debut singing the roles of Popelka and Armande in the Gotham Chamber Opera double bill production of Martinu’s Veselohra na moste and Alexandre Bis. The Wall Street Journal likewise noted “an ebullient soprano with great stage presence” and that she “sparkled” as the two leading ladies. Jenna returned to the company this winter covering the role of the La Princesa in El Gato con Botas (Montsalvatge). Jenna happily made another company and role debut in March 2016 performing the lead role of Leontine in the US premiere of L’amant Anonyme, composed by Chevalier de Saint-Georges at the Little Opera Theater of NY and joined the Carolina Philharmonic for their “Night at the Opera” in April 2016.

Jenna Siladie is a semi finalist in the upcoming Birmingham Opera Annual Vocal Competition. She was recognized with the Campbell Wachter Memorial Award from Santa Fe Opera for her work as an Apprentice Artist in 2015. In Spring 2014 she won an Encouragement Award in the Gerda Lissner Competition and was a finalist in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation competition. She was also awarded a scholarship from the National Federation of Music Clubs as the Florida female winner in 2012. Jenna also won first prize in the Harold Giffin Vocal competition, and was a finalist in the Tampa Bay Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Artist Series of Sarasota.

As a soloist, Jenna Siladie has performed regularly in Santa Fe (NM) New Haven (CT), and for Florida Lyric Opera, Suncoast Florida Opera Guild, and Vero Beach Opera. She was the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, performing with the Stetson University Orchestra and Choral Union. Jenna has appeared on stages throughout Austria, performing Lieder selections at the Heiligenkreuz Abbey and Beethoven’s Residence in Baden bei Wien.

Jenna completed her Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Craig Maddox at Stetson University.

In the summer of 2016, Ms. Siladie will join the cast of Carmen at Opera Theater of Connecticut singing the role of Frasquita. Last summer, Jenna made her company and role debut singing Laurie Moss in Opera North’s production of The Tender Land, while also covering Maria in West Side Story. She covered the lead role of Soong Ching-Ling in Santa Fe Opera’s 2014 American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and additionally sang the Soprano Soloist in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. Ms. Siladie is a recent Master of Music graduate from Yale University where she “showed fine, round tone in the title role” of Tchaikovsky’s final opera Iolanta, performing it in the original Russian language and directed by Michael Gieleta. While at Yale, Jenna was “particularly impressive and created a very memorable character out of Lucia” in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Hartford Courant). Past roles include Micaëla in Carmen, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Sister Angelica in Suor Angelica, the title role in Handel’s Berenice, regina d’Egitto, Despina in Così fan tutte, Kate in Kiss Me, Kate, and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Jenna has also been featured in scenes from Manon (Manon), I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta), The Bartered Bride (Marenka), Il viaggio a Reims (Corinna), La finta giardiniera (Arminda), La bohème (Musetta), and Goyescas (Rosario).

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