Praised for her "rich tone and bell clear diction" (Bachtrack, 2019) and her "plucky, sympathetic characters" (Opera News, 2019), American mezzo soprano Kayla Siembieda is quickly making an impact in the operatic world. As a 2018 and 2019 Young Artist at The Glimmerglass Festival, she performed the roles of Susanna in John Corligliano's The Ghosts of Versailles, Forester's Wife/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen, and Madeleine Audebert in Kevin Puts' Silent Night. This December, she will travel with Glimmerglass to Versailles, France where she will reprise the role of Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles at the Château de Versailles.
Ms. Siembieda holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University and a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University, During her studies, where she performed roles including: Olga in Eugene Onegin, Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro; and Mrs. Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at LSU, where she most recently performed the title role in Kevin Put's Elizabeth Cree.
Additional performances include: The Third Lady in The Magic Flute and Ericlea in Ulysses with Opéra Louisiane, and the alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This March, Ms. Siembieda will perform La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica with Heartland Opera in Joplin, Missouri.