Canadian-American contralto Sydney Frodsham brings joy, musicality, and compassion everywhere she goes.
Through her early traveling life, Sydney developed a passion for experiencing new places and connecting with people. Growing up in Texas with Canadian parents, her worldview expanded as the family drove back and forth through North America. Countless hours in the car allowed her to discover the power of human connection, while her contemplation of wild western landscapes sparked an ever-growing appreciation for natural beauty.
She is passionate about exploring and understanding emotions through the universal language of music. She has performed a variety of repertoires, always connecting to roles through the lens of raw emotions and poetic sensitivity. Recent performances include Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Maman/La Tasse/Le Pâtre/La Libellule in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Irene in Theodora, and Bradamante in Alcina.
Sydney roots herself in the community wherever she goes. Her extroverted nature allows her to build relationships quickly and authentically, finding people and places to love all over the world. Recent influential mentors include Ariane Girard, Darrell Babidge, and Virginia Dupuy. As well as performing with Orchestre Métropolitain and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, this young contralto has also completed apprenticeships with the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Des Moines Metro Opera, and The Santa Fe Opera.
Her passion for the power of words and lyrics drives her desire to perform and create. She feels compelled to use music as a vehicle for connection, which fuels not only her love for traditional opera but for contemporary works as well. She has been a part of the creation of multiple new works, from opera to song cycles, such as the role of La Mère in Le flambeau de la nuit (Ballet Opéra Pantomime), La razon del viaje and Tibet Fantasia (Voices of Change), and He Shall Prepare a Way (BYU).
Sydney earned her Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.