Palm Beach Opera's La fille du Régiment

"Sydney Mancasola's Marie was a slim, petite hoyden that emanated the charm that makes her character so beloved. Her buoyant personality matched her lovely voice as she easily moved from the boisterous "Chacun le wait" and the lesson scene trio to the deeply felt "Il faut partir" and (especially) "Par le rang""

KARL W. HESSER, OPERA NEWS

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' La Rondine

"Magda's maid, Lisette, is a delightful role. Sydney Mancasola sings Lisette, and she nearly stole the show for me. Her performance is strong, bright and sassy - filled with enormous confidence. Her voice is sweet and clear and her diction superb." 

STEVEN CALLAHAN, BROADWAY WORLD

 

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Florida Grand Opera's Les pêcheurs de perles

"As Leila, the woman with whom both men are in love, the young American soprano Sydney Mancasola, a Grand Finals winner of the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, gave a full-voiced, committed performance. She adroitly and elegantly handled the complex coloratura of “O, dieu Brahma,” never letting the difficult runs and ornaments interfere with the aria’s lyricism.

Throughout, she sang with a rich, focused, gleaming voice. But more than that, she showed a gift for infusing the character’s emotion into every moment, her voice turning urgent and fearful as she recalls the terror of an angry mob bursting into her house when she was a child, or when her voice radiates gladness as she realizes Nadir is nearby. She made the most of every moment, singing with a sorrowful intimacy as she handed one of the villagers her necklace before what she believed would be her execution."

DAVID FLESHLER, SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

 

"Californian Sydney Mancasola sang a bewitchingly full-voiced and vocally agile Leila. A highly engaging singer and actress, Mancasola made us feel the priestess's panic in "J'étais encore infant" before she soared to coloratura heights in "Comme autrefois." 

JEAN–FRANÇOIS LEJEUNE, OPERA NEWS

 

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