Cast Bio: Jenna Siladie, Adina Cover

siladie-headshot-300Soprano Jenna Siladie makes her St. Petersburg Opera debut in the present production of L’elisir d’amore.  The Wall Street Journal has hailed her as “an ebullient soprano with great stage presence” who “sparkled”, while the New York Times has praised her “endearing” and “sweet voice”.  Ms. Siladie continues to expand her repertoire with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States.  She has also appeared in Lieder programs throughout Austria, most notably at Heiligenkreuz Abbey and at Beethoven’s residence in Baden bei Wien.

As an emerging artist, Ms. Siladie has gained recognition and encouragement from America’s most prestigious operatic institutions.  She has fulfilled two seasons of young artist residency with Santa Fe Opera, with whom she sang the soprano soloist in Stravinsky’s Le rossignol and covered the leading role of Soong Ching-Ling for the American premiere of Huang Ruo’s Dr. Sun Yat-sen.

In 2014, Santa Fe Opera honored her with the Campbell Wachter Memorial Award.  Also in 2014, Ms. Siladie earned an Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and placed as a finalist in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation’s International Vocal Competition.  Ms. Siladie has also been a scholarship recipient from the National Federation of Music Clubs and first prize winner in the Harold Griffin Vocal Competition.  She has placed as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Young Artist Competition, finalist in the Sarasota Artist Series, and semi-finalist in the Birmingham Opera Annual Vocal Competition.

Ms. Siladie earned her Master of Music from Yale University and her Bachelor of Music from Stetson University.