Mezzo-soprano Sylvia Leith is a versatile performer whose repertoire spans from the medieval to the contemporary, including opera, art song, chamber music, musical theatre, and cabaret. Recent performances include the title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Red River Lyric Opera, Nancy in Albert Herring with the Boston University Opera Institute, and concerts with the Uncommon Music Festival, of which she is a founding member.
Sylvia earned her B.A. in German from Yale University, where she sang the roles of Amastre in Cavalli’s Xerse, Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’étoile, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Télaïre in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux. Highlights from her concert repertoire include Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, and a program of medieval motets by Philippe de Vitry, which she has performed with soprano Ariadne Lih both at Yale and Fordham Universities. Having earned her Master’s from Boston University in 2018, Sylvia continues to live and work in the Boston area.