Canadian soprano Sydney Baedke has made emerging artist debuts across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Praised for her “shimmering coloratura” (Opera News), she looks forward to partnerships with the Santa Fe Opera, Brott Opera, & the Banff Centre in 2021. Notable performance repertoire includes Gilda (Rigoletto), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), and the song opuses of Rachmaninoff, Rimsky Korsakov, & Shostakovich.
Praised by Opera News for her “shimmering coloratura”, Canadian soprano Sydney Baedke has made emerging artist debuts across Canada, the United States, and Europe. A Regional finalist & three-time prize winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Sydney received her graduate operatic degree from Rice University in 2019. She was most recently seen as La Fortuna/Valletto in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' critically acclaimed production of The Coronation of Poppea, where she also covered Gilda in Rigoletto as a Gerdine Young Artist. Additional roles include: Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Calisto (La Calisto), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Johanna (Sweeney Todd). Sydney has held fellowships with the Aspen Music Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and Songfest at Colburn. In the 2019/20 season she was a Rebanks Resident Artist with the Royal Conservatory of Music, appearing in concert at Toronto's Koerner Hall, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Canadian National Ballet. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, she was to return to OTSL to perform Frasquita in Carmen, however she has since participated in virtual initiatives through the Brott Opera Festival, the Dandelion Opera Institute, and Manitoba Opera’s inaugural Emerging Artist Program. In 2021 she stars in an excerpted livestream of Estacio's Filumena with Brott Opera, continues a partnership with the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, and covers Tatyana in Eugene Onegin as an Apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera.
"Soprano Sydney Baedke presented an exquisite program. Baedke’s voice is luminously clear and round. Her solid musicianship was evident in her delicately spun phrases & dramatically powerful climactic moments. Her singing conveyed the emotional impact of a Puccini aria while her 3 songs by Liszt displayed as sweet and pure a soprano sound as I have heard in some time."
— Toronto Concert Reviews
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