Kayla Siembieda is a mezzo-soprano from Des Moines, Iowa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where she graduated cum laude, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University under the direction of Dennis Jesse.
At LSU, Miss Siembieda performed the title role in Elizabeth Cree, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Baba the Turk in Rake’s Progress, Mrs. Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me. Outside of LSU, Miss Siembieda has performed with Baton Rouge’s Opéra Louisiane as Third Lady in The Magic Flute and Ericlea in Ulysses. Additionally, she has performed at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans as the alto soloist in Messiah with the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra. In 2016, Miss Siembieda won first place at the National Opera Association’s Opera Scenes Competition as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Miss Siembieda also performed as a Young Artist with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and as a Young Artist with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Most recently, Miss Siembieda has completed her second summer with The Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist. Over her two years, Miss Siembieda performed the roles of Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles, Parthy Ann Hawks (cover), Landlady and Dottie in Show Boat, Madeleine Audebert in Silent Night, and the Forester’s Wife/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen. This December, Miss Siembieda will be traveling to Versailles, France to reprise the role of Susanna in The Ghosts of Versailles at the Château de Versailles.