Cyndia Sieden provides incredible soprano pyrotechnics in Sunlief Rasmussen’s  Symphony No 2′ The Earth Anew ‘. On the Da Capo Records release she is joined by The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki, Male Voice Choir Muntra Musikanter, the Helsinki Philharmonic and Bo Skovus under the baton of John Storgårds.

Cyndia Sieden - sopranoSoprano Cyndia Sieden gives the World Premiere of Sunlief Rasmussen Symphony No. 2 ‘The Earth Anew’ with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds on September 9 and 10. A recording of the work will be released on the Da Capo label. View the live web stream on September 10 at 19:00 (EEST, BST + 1) at www.helsinkikanava.fi

Cyndia Sieden as Ariel The Tempest at Oper Frankfurt c. Monika RittershausCyndia Sieden will reprise her interpretation of Ariel in Keith Warner’s production of The Tempest for Oper Frankfurt.  Ms Sieden has become closely associated with the stratospherically virtuosic role since the première of Thomas Adès work at Covent Garden in 2004. Performances take place on January 11, 18, 24, February 1 & 7. Sian Edwards conducts.

The fresh, youthful quality of Sieden’s voice perfectly matched the music of Mozart’s early Exsultate Jubilate. She sang the quick melodic lines with a tightly focused voice, effortless virtuosity and joyous buoyancy that recalled the early Mozart instrumental concertos with which this work is often compared. In the rapid notes of her coloratura singing, there was neither icy precision nor the virtuoso intensity of someone desperate to get through the notes, just confident mastery and pleasure in the music.

In the concert aria Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! Sieden produced smoothly ornamented melodies and melting pianissimo melodies at the top of her register. In No, no che non sei capace, she gave a performance of fiery virtuosity in the passionate, rapid-fire coloratura. – South Florida Classical Review