Sian Shap was excellent as Suzuki, Butterfly's trusty servant. Sharp successfully plays her as a cocky tomboy through Act I, who becomes a warm confidante in Act II and vigilant defender in Act III. The role was a well-acted and beautifully sung portrayal of a character who can often be overlooked."
Deen Hamaker, Sounds Like Sydney, June 28, 2019
As Suzuki, Sian Sharp was far from meek obeisance, flashing haughty disdain when patronized and singing with quietly glowing control, and hints of darkness."
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, June 29, 2019
Sian Sharp brings a rare and welcome warmth as Maddalena’s faithful maid Bersi.""
Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise, August 10, 2019
Sian Pendry, as his sister Maddalena, captured a sense of vocal freedom and seductive colour. Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, July 8, 2018 ;Sian Pendry was a wonderful La belle Dulcinée, her honey-golden mezzo reaching an apex in Lorsque le temps d'amour a fui of Act 4…”
David Barmby, ArtsHub, May 11, 2018
Sian Sharp joined Opera Australia as a member of the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artists’ Development Program following her time as a Developing Artist with Opera Queensland and intensive language studies in Italy.
She has since sung many of the major mezzo-soprano roles for the company including the title role in Carmen and Mercedes (Carmen), Amneris (Aida), Marchese Melibea (Il Viaggio a Reims), La Belle Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Waltraute and Siegrune (Ring Cycle), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Arsace, (Partenope), Federica (Luisa Miller), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Stéphano (Romeo and Juliet), Nancy (Albert Herring), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Inez (Il Trovatore), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana), Kitchen Boy (Rusalka), Page (Salome).
Sian has also appeared with Opera Australia in concert as Bersi (Andrea Chernier) and Albine (Thais), as well as in The Domain and New Year’s Eve Gala Concerts and their Great Opera Hits concerts.
In 2020 Sian performed the title role in Carmen and Marthe (Faust), and was also engaged as Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Olga (Eugen Onegin), and Rossweisse (Die Walküre) all for Opera Australia. 2021 will see Sian continue her long relationship in leading roles with Opera Australia, including her roles in the new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Brisbane.
On the concert platform Sian has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as Mary in The Flying Dutchman. For Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sian has sung in Elijah, a series of Bach concerts, and was engaged to perform her first Verdi Requiem with them in 2020.
Sian Pendry is managed by Graham Pushee: email@example.com
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