Sylvia Leith

    Praised for her “plangent mezzo-soprano” (Washington Classical Review), Sylvia Leith is a versatile performer whose repertoire spans from the medieval to the contemporary. Her recent solo appearances include Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Washington Young Sinfonia, Helena in A Fairy Queen with the IN Series, and Messiah at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church. Highlights from her opera career include the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. A regional finalist in the 2019 NATS Artist Awards, Sylvia is one of ten singers to advance to the finals of the 2021 Bethlehem Bach Competition. Equally dedicated to chamber and choral singing, Sylvia is a founding member of the Uncommon Music Festival and the Polyphonists, and she performs with the Thirteen, Cathedra, Bridge, and the professional core of Washington Master Chorale.