Sylvia Szadovszki is participating in Pacific Opera Victoria's 2012 Resident Artist Program and will be making her POV mainstage debut as Mercédès in Carmen.
Mezzo-soprano Sylvia Szadovszki studied at the Manhattan School of Music (B.Mus.'06) and the University of British Columbia (M.Mus.'09/DMPS.'11). Sylvia sang in the ensemble of Vancouver Opera's world premiere production of Lillian Alling and was part of the company's Pre-Professional Internship Program during their 2010/2011 season. Sylvia's roles include the title role of Cendrillon by Massenet, Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel (UBC Opera), Cenerentola in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Vancouver Opera In Schools, cover), Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte (European Music Academy, Westben Arts Festival, Bard on the Beach Festival), Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème (European Music Academy and Bard on the Beach Festival), and Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare (European Music Academy).
She has performed in the Czech Republic, Italy, New York, Florida, Washington, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland, and British Columbia. Sylvia was a Northwest Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was selected as a Laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2011. She has performed as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Northern Czech Philharmonic. Sylvia sang Hansel in the Vancouver Opera in Schools touring production of Hansel and Gretel in fall 2011.